Archibald Thorburn  (Scottish, 1860-1935) 

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Archibald Thorburn, Study of a Mallard

 

Archibald Thorburn
Study of a Mallard
1911

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Archibald Thorburn, English Partridge Resting

 

Archibald Thorburn
English Partridge Resting
1902

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Archibald Thorburn, Reed Warbler

 

Archibald Thorburn
Reed Warbler
Haynes Fine Art of Broadway
Archibald Thorburn, Old English Pheasant

 

Archibald Thorburn
Old English Pheasant
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Archibald Thorburn, Autumnal study with a fence in the backgrond

 

Archibald Thorburn
Autumnal study with a fence in the backgrond, 1983
watercolor

 

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Archibald Thorburn, Grouse

 

Archibald Thorburn
Grouse, 1897
watercolor and bodycolor

 

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Archibald Thorburn, A woodcock

 

Archibald Thorburn
A woodcock, 1893
watercolor over pencil heightened w/ bodycolor

 

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  From a very early age Archibald was intrigued by all forms of wildlife and by the time he was six or seven years old was already often to be found drawing and sketching twigs, leaves, and flowers from the garden at Viewfield House. It quickly became apparent that he had been fortunate enough to inherit his father’s artistic skills and by the age of twelve he was producing some beautiful little watercolour drawings and pen and ink studies that already showed exceptional talent and great promise of things to come
  For many of his contemporaries, Thorburn was the greatest natural history painter Britain had produced; “a giant who represented the culmination of a great nineteenth century tradition and showed the way forward to greater naturalism”. For more than fifty years, from his first published work in 1883 to his death in 1935, Thorburn was in constant demand both as a book illustrator and as the painter of larger, private commissions showing birds and mammals in their natural landscapes