The Tryon Gallery Ltd, London; John Southern of Liskeard, Cornwall (The Thorburn Museum); His sale, Sotheby's, Works by Archibald Thorburn from the Thorburn Museum, 31 March 1993, lot 66, where acquired by the present owner
The sheet is cockling slightly upper left and right, is on a wooden stretcher and is sound.
There is a tiny speck of staining in the sky to the left of the Peregrine on the right's head and the upper left edge is very slightly discoloured. Otherwise the surface is in generally good overall condition.
Held under glass in a gilt plaster frame with a gilt mount.
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