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Archibald Thorburn
SWERVING FROM THE GUNS-RED GROUSE
Estimate
150,000200,000
LOT SOLD. 151,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
67
Archibald Thorburn
SWERVING FROM THE GUNS-RED GROUSE
Estimate
150,000200,000
LOT SOLD. 151,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Archibald Thorburn
1860-1935
SWERVING FROM THE GUNS-RED GROUSE
signed and dated l.l.: Archibald Thorburn/ 1913
watercolour and bodycolour
74 by 130cm.; 29 by 51in.
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Provenance

John Southern of Liskeard, Cornwall (The Thorburn Museum);
His sale, Sotheby's, Works by Archibald Thorburn from the Thorburn Museum, 31 March 1993, lot 69, where acquired by the present owner

Catalogue Note

'On his annual visits to Scotland, Thorburn would return to certain locations time and time again, filling his sketch books with hints of the birds and the backgrounds that would later re-emerge, redrawn and expertly painted on larger pieces of paper, destined to decorate the drawing rooms of a fortunate few.  

Red grouse were especially drawn during his painting stays at Inveran on the Shores of Loch Maree in Ross-shire, as well as at Pitlochry in Perthshire and again at Gaick. Certain landmarks appear quite regularly in the construction of the backgrounds of these fine watercolours..., thus identifying the location at which the particular picture was originally drawn.' (John Southern, Thorburn's Birds and Mammals, 1986, p.78)

Victorian & Edwardian Art, Including Masterpieces

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