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Archibald Thorburn
THROUGH THE SNOWY COVERTS-BLACKGAME
Estimate
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LOT SOLD. 46,850 GBP
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68
Archibald Thorburn
THROUGH THE SNOWY COVERTS-BLACKGAME
Estimate
30,00050,000
LOT SOLD. 46,850 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Archibald Thorburn
1860-1935
THROUGH THE SNOWY COVERTS-BLACKGAME
signed and dated l.l.: A. Thorburn/ 1926
watercolour and bodycolour
36.5 by 54.5cm.; 14¼ by 21½in.
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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 17, where acquired by the present owner

Literature

John Southern, Thorburn's Landscape, The Major Natural History Paintings, Elm Tree Books, London, 1981, p.106, illus. opposite;
John Southern, Thorburn's Birds and Mammals, 1986,  illus. p.86 (detail) and opposite

Catalogue Note

'Winging their way homewards beneath a wintry sky, blackgame return from their feeding ground on nearby slopes. Tilting first this way and then that, skilfully they thread their way through the white-limbed trees as they make their snug retreat among the silver birches...One senses the swish of their wings as the birds hurry by, leaving the place to assume an eerie silence as the sun fades and the dusk settles amongst the snow-clad trees.' (John Southern, Thorburn's Birds and Mammals, 1986, p.86)

Victorian & Edwardian Art, Including Masterpieces

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