Lot 10
  • 10

Selby, Prideaux John

Estimate
10,000 - 15,000 GBP
Sold
11,250 GBP
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Description

  • Kestril, Female
  • watercolour on paper
Original watercolour drawing, 360 x 260mm., signed lower right, plate 1.17, 1820, framed and glazed

Provenance

Bradley Martin, sale in our New York Rooms, 8 June 1989, lot 254

Catalogue Note

“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.
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