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A.J.C. Wall, Esq., Sutton Coldfield
Glasgow, Empire Exhibition, Fine Arts Section, 1938, as The Owl
London/Edinburgh/Glasgow, The Fine Art Society, Camels, Cobwebs and Honeysuckle, October 1985, no. 5 (On loan)
A. Bury, Joseph Crawhall, The Man and the Artist, Charles Skilton Ltd, London, n.d., p. 235
Crawhall's watercolours of animals and birds are some of the most celebrated in the Glasgow School canon. They are distinctive, succinct and display a surety of line which recalls Oriental calligraphy. Crawhall's knowledge of nature was extensive and his own standards exacting, despite being a prodigious sketcher.