A typical Thorburn rendition of British wildlife. A snipe
shelters from the wind behind some tall sedges or rushes growing on a low bank
besides a shallow pool. A light dusting of snow covers the ground.
original watercolour has suffered some quite dramatic tonal changes, resulting
in bright, reddish rushes and some overly blue shadow (normal for watercolours
of the period). Additionally, the paper now exhibits a pronounced beige colour cast
that causes the original image to lose much of its depth. These colour faults
have been corrected and some minor splashes, spills and general surface grime cleaned off. What
we now see is a beautifully harmonious colour pallet with the bird
clearly visible within naturalistic surroundings.
EDITION - Limited Edition of 150
14 x 21 inches (356 x 534 mm).
24 inches (457 x
Also available in reduced sizes.