Wildfowl on the Shore: Pintail, Pochard, Tufted Duck, Ruddy Shelduck, Brent and Barnacle Geese by Archibald Thorburn

Thorburn moved to the village of Hascombe, near Godalming, in 1902.

Details

Medium:
Pencil, watercolour with gum arabic and bodycolour
Dimensions:
38.1 x 55.9 cm
Art Fund grant:
£5,000 ( Total: £25,935)
Acquired in:
2006
Vendor:
Private vendor

Every morning, he would take a walk with his sketchbook into the local countryside, which includes woodland as well as ponds, lakes and marshy areas. This watercolour is typical of his work for the accuracy of the birds, directly and unsentimentally observed, and the careful representation of their habitat - a typical, parallel understanding.

Provenance

Private collection; Christie's, 2005; private collection.

Venue details

Godalming Museum 109a High Street, GODALMING Surrey GU7 1AQ 01483 426 510 www.godalmingmuseum.org.uk

Entry details

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