LOT SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE
HELICONIINAE ON BAMBOO SHOOT | CECROPIA AND COCOON
600 - 800 USD
GEORGE ALAN SWANSON
HELICONIINAE ON BAMBOO SHOOT ; CECROPIA AND COCOON
watercolor on paper ; ink on paper
14 x 10 ½ in. ; 14 ¼ x 11 ¼ in.
the first signed in watercolor George Swanson, lower right, the reverse stamped PROPERTY OF DR. WILLIAM BEEBE DIRECTOR, DEPT. TROPICAL RESEARCH NEW YORK ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY ZOOLOGICAL PARK BRONX, NEW YORK CITY ; the second inscribed in pencil Cecropia and cocoon, lower left, and signed George Swanson / 12 Belleville Ave / Bloomfield, NJ.
Heliconiinae on Bamboo Shoot:
Overall fine condition. Retains rich, vibrant coloration throughout. Discoloration and minor blemishes to the background. Minor wear to edges and corners consistent with age and handling. Light browning to edges and few minor spots of foxing.
Cecropia and Cocoon:
Few minor areas of discoloration. Browning to the edges.