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Archibald Thorburn (1860-1935)

Aliases: Archibald Thornburn

Professions: Bird painter; Painter; Bird painter; Illustrator; Lithographer

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  • Archibald Thorburn (1860-1935)

  • Archibald Thorburn (1860-1935)

  • ARCHIBALD THORBURN 1860-1935

  • Archibald Thorburn (1860-1935)

Archibald Thorburn Biography

(b Lasswade, Scotland, 1860; d Godalming, England,1935) British Painter. Archibald Thorburn was born at Viewfield House, Lasswade, near Edinburgh, the fifth son of Robert Thorburn, a miniaturist who numbered Queen Victoria amongst his patrons. From an early age, the younger Thorburn took a delight in drawing, filling numerous sketchbooks with studies of flora and fauna. Such direct observation from nature was to form the foundation of his art, for although he briefly attended the St. John's Wood School of Art, Thorburn received little formal training. His career as a painter of birds began in 1883 when he completed 144 plates for W.F. Swayland's Familiar Wild Birds, but his reputation was secured through his contribution to Lord Lilford's magisterial survey Coloured Figures of the Birds of the British Islands published between 1885 and 1898. (Credit: Christie’s, London, Sporting Art, May 21, 2004, Lot 60)

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