The present watercolour was given by the artist to Lieutenant Colonel Meyrick Eliot-Drake-Briscoe, an ancestor of the present owner.
Eliot Drake-Briscoe was born in 1898 and spent his boyhood at Buckland Abbey the former home of Sir Francis Drake. In 1936 he moved to Norfolk where he lived for the rest of his life.
Eliot-Drake-Briscoe met Harrison in the 1950s. He was a very keen bird-watcher and his house in Norfolk is now a testament to his two abiding interests: Drake memorabilia and pictures of birds.
For further watercolours from this provenance, see lots 30, 94, 99, 101, 104, 109, 110, 135, 138, 158, 159, 168 and 182.