Selby, Prideaux John
10,000 - 15,000 GBP
bidding is closed
- Kestril, Female
- watercolour on paper
Original watercolour drawing, 360 x 260mm., signed lower right, plate 1.17, 1820, framed and glazed
Bradley Martin, sale in our New York Rooms, 8 June 1989, lot 254
“It preys upon the different species of mice, which it hunts for from the elevated station at which it usually soars, and upon which it pounces with the rapidity of an arrow”. The penwork background is replaced in the etched plate by a perch-branch.