View 1 of Lot 19. Hughes | Black-fronted Piping-guan, 1998, oil on canvas.
View 1 of Lot 19. Hughes | Black-fronted Piping-guan, 1998, oil on canvas.
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Hughes | Black-fronted Piping-guan, 1998, oil on canvas

Estimate:

6,000 - 8,000 GBP

Hughes | Black-fronted Piping-guan, 1998, oil on canvas

Hughes | Black-fronted Piping-guan, 1998, oil on canvas

Estimate:

6,000 - 8,000 GBP

Lot sold:

10,000

GBP

HUGHES, NIGEL

Black-fronted Piping-guan (Pipile jacutinga), 1998, oil on canvas, 965 x 760mm., framed


Nigel Hughes FLS, FRGS has long been interested in the family Cracidae, New World equivalent of the pheasant, comprising curassows, guans, and chachalacas. Over eighteen field trips, Mr Hughes studied and painted them together with their natural habitat, which is how the birds are depicted, life-size, in these characterful paintings. The works on offer here were exhibited at the Museum of Natural History of Oxford University, in 2003. Mr Hughes has also exhibited at Missouri Botanic Garden, Houston Museum of Natural Science in Texas, and the Fine Art Society in London.