• Hanham Court - A Pastoral Idyl auction at Christies

    Sale 5466

    Hanham Court - A Pastoral Idyll

    14 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 163

    ATTRIBUTED TO JOHN LATHAM (BRITISH, 1740-1837)

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    ATTRIBUTED TO JOHN LATHAM (BRITISH, 1740-1837)
    A group of twelve watercolours of birds, including a Speckled Diver, Pintail, Cayenne Gallinule, Malmot Pheasant, Gargancy, Magellanic Starling, Pine Grosbeak, Bald Ibis, Demoiselle Heron, Red-legged Partridge and two Geese
    the first nine examples inscribed 'Gen:Syn' and numbered, identifying the species (upper left)
    watercolour
    The largest - 15 x 12¼ in. (38 x 31 cm.) (12)


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    The inscription "Gen:Syn" upper left that appears on the first nine examples seems to refer to John Latham's General Synopsis of Birds, published by Benjamin White, London, 1781-85, for which Latham himself did the illustrated plates.

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