Portraits of birds from a little while ago. Scottish. Archibald Thorburn, painter. Living from 1860 to 1935, Thorburn specialized in paintings of wildlife, especially Scottish birds. Son of Robert Thorburn who painted miniatures for Queen Victoria.

“Peacock and Peacock Butterfly.” 1917. Scottish. Signed and dated on the bottom right. Image source: Bonham’s. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 80 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Archibald_Thorburn,_Peacock_and_Peacock_Butterfly,_At_87.5_x_111.5cm._Bonhams..jpg
 
“Luscinia luscinia.” 1913. Scottish. Oil on canvas. Image source “British birds.” Archibald Thorburn. Volume. I. Cc0 License 4.0. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Luscinia_luscinia._Archibald_Thorburn.png
“Cock and hen pheasant in the undergrowth.” 1927. Scottish. Pencil and watercolor, with gum arabic, heightened with touches of bodycolor. Signed and dated signed and dated “A. Thorburn/1927′: on the lower left. Image source: Christies. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Archibald_Thorburn05a.jpg

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