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William Hayes | Drawings of birds, sixty original watercolours, 1791-1792

UK: Greenford Park Warehouse

Estimate:

10,000 - 15,000 GBP

William Hayes | Drawings of birds, sixty original watercolours, 1791-1792

William Hayes | Drawings of birds, sixty original watercolours, 1791-1792

Estimate:

10,000 - 15,000 GBP

Lot sold:

37,800

GBP

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William Hayes


Sixty original watercolour drawings of birds. [1791-1792]


Large 4to (430 x 336mm.), 60 watercolour drawings with manuscript captions, nineteenth-century half morocco, sprinkled edges, marbled endpapers, repair to inner margin of one drawing, manuscript captions of some plates cropped, light dust-soiling at extremities, upper hinge cracked, extremities rubbed 


This exceptional collection of sixty vibrantly coloured original ornithological illustrations was executed by the English bird artist, William Hayes (1729-1799). Hayes gained the patronage of George Henry Glasse and the Earl of Sandwich, who favoured his brightly coloured and exotic depictions of birdlife. 

Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate


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