69
69
Archibald Thorburn
SUNSET GLOW-PTARMIGAN IN WINTER
Estimate
50,00070,000
JUMP TO LOT
69
Archibald Thorburn
SUNSET GLOW-PTARMIGAN IN WINTER
Estimate
50,00070,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Victorian & Edwardian Art, Including Masterpieces

|
London

Archibald Thorburn
1860-1935
SUNSET GLOW-PTARMIGAN IN WINTER
signed and dated l.l.: Archibald Thorburn/ 1921.
watercolour heightened with bodycolour
53 by 74cm.; 21 by 29in.
Read Condition Report Read Condition Report

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 42, where acquired by the present owner

Literature

John Southern, Thorburn's Landscape, The Major Natural History Paintings, 1981, p.96, illus. opposite

Catalogue Note

'Through the powdering of snow scattered over the ridge by the icy winds, a covey of ptarmigan drops into the haven of the sheltered corrie, to rejoin companions who are already relishing the warmth of the evening glow. Although the sunset foretells of no further snow, the birds' slumbers in the bitterness of this inhospitable place will be far from pleasurable; so they prepare and preen packing together for comfort, seeking out a hollow here and a shelter there amongst any scant vegetation still uncluttered by the snow.' (John Southern, Thorburn's Landscape, The Major Natural History Paintings, 1981, p.96)

Victorian & Edwardian Art, Including Masterpieces

|
London