12 - 13 December 2007
Archibald Thorburn (1860-1935)
Common Dolphin and Bottlenose Dolphin
inscribed 'Common dolphin delphinius delphus [female]. from Transt. Zool. Soc. Vol. XI Pl.1 From reproduction of an original drawing by R.W. Sherwin of a specimen captured off the coast of Cornwall March 1879/scale 1/6.' (upper right) and 'Scale 1/10.Delphinus tursio [male] Copied from a reproduction of original drawing by Sir W.H. Flower of a specimen captured near Hollyhead. Oct. 5. 1868.' (lower right) and 'Transactions of Zoological Society. Vol XI. 1885' (lower left)
pencil, watercolour and bodycolour on pale-green paper
9 5/8 x 13¼ in. (24.5 x 33.5 cm.)
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London, McDonald Booth Gallery, The Art of Archibald Thorburn, 1-24 February 1973, no. 21.
The present drawing was used as the basis for plate 50 in Thorburn's Mammals, London, 1920-1.
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