A set of 12 1920s ornithological watercolours of Australian interest

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A set of 12 1920s ornithological watercolours of Australian interest

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A set of twelve watercolours of exotic birds. Each bears a pencil manuscript inscription which in some cases may be wrong and some contain some misspellings but nonetheless record a period of work between 1919 and 1932. The birds come from all over the world: 3 are from Australia, 1 from Singapore, 2 from North America, 2 from South America, 1 from Rajasthan, 1 from Europe, and finally 2 from Kenya.

The artist signs each one with his initials, possibly MML.

Framed height 19 ins (48cms), width 17 ins (43cms)

£POA the set

 

1- The golden whistler in Australia, dated 10/07/29.

2 - Zebra or peaceful dove (geopelia Striata).

3 - ... red nutcracker Clark's bird '23 , North America.

4 - Thick billed Euphoria(Tanagra Lannirostris) Sth America , mainly Panama.

5 - The comb crested Jacana 'lives up' Australia.

6 - Red crested Cardinal (paroaraia cucullator) Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia.

7 - American finch North America '19.

8 - White fronted honey eater (gliciphila albyrons) Australia.

9 - Female fairy bluebird, inhabits asiatic woodlands - inscription reads 'on a perch in Bharatapur' '32.

10 - Blue throat, (Luscinia Svecica)  Europe.

11- Lilac breasted Roller, ( corcacios caudatus ) sub Saharan Africa and national bird of Kenya.

12- A golden weaver 'another weaver in Tasvo(sic) national park'. Tsavo National park is in Kenya.

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