[Peacock Feathers from Flannery O’Connor’s Farm]

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Creation: 1950

Flannery O’Connor wrote in her 1961 essay “The King of the Birds,” “In short, I am the only person on the place who is willing to underwrite, with something more than tolerance, the presence of peafowl. In return, I am blessed with their rapid multiplication.” Over the course of her life, O’Connor raised myriad peacocks. She is often depicted aside them, and the peacock feather has come to stand as a symbol of her literary works.

Title

[Peacock Feathers from Flannery O’Connor’s Farm]

Date

Creation: 1950

Description

Flannery O’Connor wrote in her 1961 essay “The King of the Birds,” “In short, I am the only person on the place who is willing to underwrite, with something more than tolerance, the presence of peafowl. In return, I am blessed with their rapid multiplication.” Over the course of her life, O’Connor raised myriad peacocks. She is often depicted aside them, and the peacock feather has come to stand as a symbol of her literary works.

Rights

Copyright; licensed to Vanderbilt University

Format

Feathers

Source

Item on loan from a private collection

Files

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Citation

“[Peacock Feathers from Flannery O’Connor’s Farm],” Gallery, accessed October 22, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/1016.