Sunday, 27 May 2012

Flying Pheasant

Archibald Thorburn's watercolour Flying Pheasant comes up for grabs at Bonhams Sporting Sale in Edinburgh on 21 June, estimated value £20,000 to £30,000, Lot 256. It was owned by Sir Crawford McCullagh, an Ulster politician who was the first man to suggest holding a period of silence to honour soldiers who had died in World War I. CLICK for a larger graphic. CLICK for Bonhams.


At 27/5/12, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It' s beautiful. The owner was just as beautiful in suggesting a minute silence. It's worth more than the rough estimate. Something like that should be loaned to a gallery for the nation. Let's hope it doesn't go out of the country.

At 27/5/12, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

Thorburn was a Scottish artist, so let's hope it stays there or in Britain at least. McCullagh was Mayor of Ulster and originally suggested 5 minutes silence for all the Ulster boys who died in World War I.


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