Archibald Thorburn (British, 1860-1935) English partridge with gorse and thistles
Lot 148
Archibald Thorburn
(British, 1860-1935)
English partridge with gorse and thistles
Sold for £14,400 (US$ 24,203) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Archibald Thorburn (British, 1860-1935)
English partridge with gorse and thistles
inscribed 'A Thorburn/per Mrs A. Thorburn' (lower left)
watercolour and gouache
22.5 x 36.5cm (8 7/8 x 14 3/8in).

Footnotes

  • This work appears to have been signed by Thorburn's wife, presumably after the artist's death in 1935.

Saleroom notices

  • The present lot depicts Common Partridge (also known as English Partridge) Lots 148 and 149 appear as a single composition for plate 58 of Thorburn's British Birds, Volume III. The two works may have been cut down from a single sheet. This would explain the later signature this lot.
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  1. Peter Rees
    Specialist - 19th Century Paintings
    Bonhams
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    101 New Bond Street
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