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Archibald Thorburn
1860-1935
1860 - 1935
WINTER'S SUNSET, PHEASANTS IN THE SNOW
signed l.r.: Archibald Thorburn
watercolour and bodycolour
53 by 73.5 cm., 21 by 29 in.
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Provenance

The Thorburn Museum, Liskeard;
Sotheby's, 31 March 1993, lot 68;
Private collection

Literature

John Southern, Thorburn's Birds and Mammals, 1986, p. 70, illustrated in colour opposite

Catalogue Note

John Southern the founder of the Thorburn Museum eloquently described this beautiful snow scene in 1986 thus; 'The snow lies deep upon the woodland ride. A group of pheasants prepare for yet another bitter night amid the frozen branches. As the sun dips behind the trees, lengthening the shadows at the close of this winter's day, the birds seek their last morsel before winging up to their roost upon the bar boughs.' (John Southern, Thorburn's Birds and Mammals, 1986, p. 70)

Gleneagles Pictures

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