18 May 2007
Archibald Thorburn (1860-1935)
Coot, Fulica Atra
signed 'A. Thorburn.' (lower left) and inscribed and numbered 'No 63 COOT' (on the reverse)
pencil and watercolour with gum arabic, heightened with touches of bodycolour
8 7/8 x 11 in. (22.5 x 28 in.)
with Spink, London, 1988.
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T.L. Powys, Baron Lilford, Coloured Figures of the Birds of the British Islands, London, 1885-97, vol iv, pl. 63.
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