Archiblad Thorburn paintings for sale

 Archibald Thorburn, (1860-1935) 

Thorburn is Britain's foremost wildlife artist.  First of the great wildlife painters whose works were reproduced photographically, marking an important change from the tradition of Audubon and Gould. More prints have been produced of his work than of any other artist. His compositions are minutely detailed, remarkably accurate although sometimes lacking artistic fluency. 

 

Born in Dumfries, the son of the miniaturist, Robert Thorburn, A.RA, he went to London where he became a popular illustrator and painter of birds. He was friends with other naturalist-artists like George Lodge and Joseph Wolf under whose influence he came.

 

For Lord Lifford he illustrated Game Birds and Waterfowl, British Birds and British Mammals. Although watercolour was his usual medium and birds his usual subjects, occasionally he painted pictures of dogs and deer. He exhibited 16 works at the RA.

Archibald Thorburn

Archibald Thorburn

Gaick - Watercolour - signed - 14"x 22" - £1600

Archibald Thorburn

Archibald Thorburn

Eagle sitting on nest Watercolour, signed and titled 11''x 16.5'' £6500

British Birds

British Birds

Archibald Thorburn 12.5" x 17" Signed £2,400 for the set of 12

British Birds

British Birds

Archibald Thorburn 12.5" x 17" Signed £2,400 for the set of 12

British Birds

British Birds

Archibald Thorburn 12.5" x 17" Signed £2,400 for the set of 12

Archibald Thorburn

Archibald Thorburn

A red grouse on the alert- pencil watercolour -heightened in white, -Signed and Dated (1921) 6" x 5" £4,800 Provenance; Purchased form Christie's King Street sale No.4229, 2nd March 1990, lot 180

Archibald Thorburn

Archibald Thorburn

Black Game Watercolour Signed 8 x 10 inches £8,500

Archibald Thorburn

Archibald Thorburn

Spring Signed Artist Proof 16 x 20 inches £650

Archibald Thorburn

Archibald Thorburn

Snipe Signed Artist's Proof 16 x 20 inches £380

Archibald Thorburn

Archibald Thorburn

Mallard Signed Artist Proof 8 x 12 inches £280

Archibald Thorburn

Archibald Thorburn

Teal and Pochard Signed Artist Proof 8 x 12 inches £280

"Blackgame in Winter 1934"

"Blackgame in Winter 1934"

by Archibald THORBURN Signed Artist's Proof 8 x 11 inches £375

"Widgeon Alighting"

"Widgeon Alighting"

by Archibald THORBURN Watercolour 14"x22" £450 signed 1927

"Woodpigeon on Beechmast"

"Woodpigeon on Beechmast"

by Archibald THORBURN Watercolour 10"x12" £280 signed 1914

"Autumn Pheasants"

"Autumn Pheasants"

by Archibald THORBURN Watercolour 14"x22" £550 signed 1925

"The old and the new"

"The old and the new"

by Archibald THORBURN Watercolour 10"x12" £280 signed 1931

"The Leader in the Mist "

"The Leader in the Mist "

by Archibald THORBURN signed prints (set of 6) signed £1,600 signed

"Ptarmigan"

"Ptarmigan"

by Archibald THORBURN Print 9x19 £650 Signed Proof

"Patience 1893"

"Patience 1893"

by Archibald THORBURN Proof 13 x 18 inches £580 Signed

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