Kentucky Cardinal was painted in March, 1945, on board the USS Indianapolis, in between the invasions of Iwo Jima and Okinawa. It was a birthday present to Jane, his wife, who was residing with her parents in Mayfield, Kentucky, in a home represented by the white windows and red brick in the painting. For this reason the print is entitled Kentucky Cardinal. This was Earl Henry’s last painting.
Kentucky Cardinal is available in two sizes. The small size ($10), with image 5 13/16" x 7 3/4" and total paper 9 1/2" x 11 5/8", is perfect for a mat to fit a standard 11 by 14 standard size frame. The large print ($15) has an image size 10" by 13 1/4 and total paper of 14" by 18".