Archibald Thorburn (1860-1935)
Partridge in Flight
Acquired on behalf of a Private collector.
Renown for his birds, Thorburn is widely sought after by sporting enthusiasts from around the world. He established his reputation following a commission to illustrate Coloured Figures of the Birds of the British Isles, by Lord Lilford in 1887. His paintings were exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy until he became disillusioned with the institution and moved to A. Baird, 70 Jermyn Street. In particular his works depicting grouse, partridge and pheasant hold particular interest for collectors of Sporting Art today.