There are seven paintings in the room with the crows on the first floor of the mansion, all with switches beneath them. The switches must be pressed in a certain order or the crows will be alerted and will attack you. The order in which they must be pressed is as follows:
A painting of a Newborn Child
A painting of an Infant
A painting of a Lively Boy
A painting of a Young Man
A painting of a Tired Middle Aged Man
A painting of a Bold-Looking Old Man
A painting titled "The End of Life"
Solving this puzzle will reward you with the Star Crest.