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Rowland Ward, London, 1857-1975 | Snowy Owl

ReservesUK: Greenford Park WarehouseVAT applies to buyers outside the UK

Estimate:

4,000

to
- 6,000 GBP

Rowland Ward, London, 1857-1975 | Snowy Owl

Rowland Ward, London, 1857-1975 | Snowy Owl

Estimate:

4,000

to
- 6,000 GBP

Lot sold:

16,380

GBP

Rowland Ward

London, 1857-1975

Snowy Owl


taxidermy, glass, papier mache

on a naturalistic base, in a display case with label: Snowy Owl (Nyctea scandiaca), Iceland

case 66cm. by 51cm. by 33.5cm.; 2ft. 2in., 1ft. 8in., 1ft. 1in.

In 'country house' condition. Specimen good, minor molting. Papier maché mount good generally. Glass would benefit from a clean.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

‘Please note that where the buyer is from within the UK the lot is sold with no VAT symbol. Where the buyer resides outside the UK the lot is invoiced as if it bore the “†” symbol.’
Captain Vivian Hewitt (1888-1965), aviator, ornithologist and conservationist;
Acquired from Hewitt's estate by David R. Wilson (1926-2020) Bookseller and Secretary of the British Trust for Ornithology
Vivian Hewitt (1888–1965) was a pioneering Welsh aviator who, on 26 April 1912, successfully completed a flight between Holyhead and Phoenix Park, Dublin. Although widely feted as the first man to cross the Irish sea in an aeroplane, the feat had in fact been achieved by Denys Corbett Wilson four days prior who flew from Goodwick in Pembrokeshire to Enniscorthy. Hewitt was also a distinguished ornithologist and established a bird sanctuary at his home of Bryn Aber at Cemlyn Bay, Anglesey and which is now managed by the North Wales Wildlife Trust.