Archibald Thorburn (1860-1935)
Archibald Thorburn (1860-1935)

The covey at sunrise, partridge

Archibald Thorburn (1860-1935)
The covey at sunrise, partridge
signed and dated 'A. Thorburn 1927' (lower left)
pencil and watercolour, heightened with bodycolour, on paper
15 x 22 in. (38.1 x 55.9 cm.)
with W.F. Embleton, London.

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Lot Essay

'In 1919 Baird-Carter, Thorburn's dealer died and was succeeded by William Fraser Embleton, already known to Thorburn, for he had been apprenticed to Baird-Carter and later became his assistant. Embleton and Thorburn were to become good friends as well as successful business associates. Each fortnight Embleton would journey to Hascombe to spend the day with Thorburn and return with finished watercolours and commissions for waiting clients. Embleton was one of the favoured few
allowed to sit and watch Thorburn painting.' (J. Southern, Thorburn's Birds and Mammals, London, 1986, p. 16).

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