3 June 2004
Charles Frederick Tunnicliffe, R.A. (1901-1979)
A Yellow Schietti Modena Pigeon; An Old Dutch Tumbler Pigeon; A Mealy Gazzi Modena Pigeon (illustrated); and A Sulpher Schietti Modena Pigeon (illustrated)
inscribed as title, one inscribed 'J L Sears', two inscribed 'T. Forshaw' one further inscribed with colour notes and with studio stamp (on the reverse)
pencil, watercolour and bodycolour, one watermark 'CANSON & MO...', one watermark '[M]ONTGOLFIER FRANCE', two fragmentary watermark, one on buff paper, one arched, unframed
9 7/8 x 11½ in. (25.2 x 29.2 cm.); and smaller (4)
C.F. Tunnicliffe and by descent in the family.
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Macclesfield, Macclesfield Silk Museum, on loan.
This Dutch Tumbler originates from Holland over two centuries ago. It is first mentioned in print in 1735, but probably obtained even earlier from Asia by Dutch traders.
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