Edinburgh,The Assembly Rooms
31 October 2002
Archibald Thorburn (1860-1935)
Mallard in the snow
signed and dated 'A.Thorburn/1928' (lower right)
pencil, watercolour and bodycolour with gum arabic
15 x 22 in. (38.1 x 55.8 cm.)
with W.F. Embleton, 70 Jermyn Street, London.
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'Thorburn loved painting wildfowl almost as much as his beloved gamebirds, and, as with the gamebirds, particulary liked to depict them confronted and surrounded by the rigours and hardships of winter.'
For a note on W.F. Embleton, see lot 40.
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