30 September 1997
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
Archibald Thorburn (1860-1935)
Glossy Ibis, Common Bittern, Night-Heron, Little Bittern, Squacco Heron, American Bittern
signed and dated 'A.Thorburn. 1915.' (lower right) and inscribed 'Pl.41.' (upper right), and further inscribed 'Glossy Ibis./Common Bittern./Night-Heron/Little Bittern. Squacco Heron/American Bittern.', ' (lower edge)
pencil, watercolour and bodycolour, heightened with touches of white on grey paper
18 3/8 x 14 5/8 in. (46.6 x 37.1 cm.)
with the Moorland Gallery Ltd., London.
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A. Thorburn, British Birds, London, 1915-16, pl. 41.
R. Drongall, Thorburn's Naturalist's Sketchbook, London, 1919, p. 89. (illustrated in colour).
For a note on Thorburn's British Birds, see lot 142.
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