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    Sale 2176

    Christie's Interiors

    16 - 17 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 161

    Prideaux John Selby (British, 1788-1867)

    Eared Grebe, Young

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Prideaux John Selby (British, 1788-1867)
    Eared Grebe, Young
    watercolor, ink and pencil on paper
    8¾ x 13 1/8 in. (225 x 335 mm.), unframed


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    The etching made after the present lot appeared as Plate 74 of Volume 2 of Selby's Illustrations of British Ornithology (published 1819-34). 227 original drawings from the work survived and were sold at the Martin sale in 1989. The title of this lot and the following one is taken from the etched plate.

    Provenance

    H. Bradley Martin, Sale (Part III), Sotheby's New York, 8 June 1989, lot 436.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR
    (LOTS 161-162)