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Bird painter, b. 1931 - d. 2016

British wildlife artist Basil Ede was born in Surrey in 1931. He specializes in highly-detailed paintings of birds, in watercolor and oils, and each creation is the result of in-depth field research. He became a full-time painter in 1964, and that year, artist Basil Ede gained international recognition with a watercolor exhibition at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington.

Basil Ede's prints have been reproduced in many forms, including in his own book, Birds of Town and Village, on collectible chinaware, and even on cards and calendars. Basil Ede's paintings include the series The Wild Birds of America, which is made up of 95 original watercolors. Such is his talent and passion that even after losing the use of his right hand because of a stroke, he learned how to paint with his left hand. Show your love of nature by purchasing first-rate wildlife paintings on offer online at Invaluable.

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        • Porzellanbild mit Malerei von Brigitte Holtz
          Apr. 17, 2024

          Porzellanbild mit Malerei von Brigitte Holtz

          Est: €240 - €480

          Auf ovaler Bildplatte großflächige Darstellung eines Grünspechts auf einem Ast in feiner polychromer Malerei. Nach einer Vorlage von Basil Ede (1931-2016). An oval plaque depicting an European green woodpecker painted by the porcelain paintress Brigitte Holtz after Basil Ede. Deutsch. 2. Hälfte 20. Jh.

          Kunstauktionshaus Schloss Ahlden
        • Basil Ede (B. 1931): Two Ornithological Works (Black Duck and Canvasback)
          Feb. 22, 2024

          Basil Ede (B. 1931): Two Ornithological Works (Black Duck and Canvasback)

          Est: $100 - $200

          Basil Ede (B. 1931): Two Ornithological Works (Black Duck and Canvasback) each limited edition offset lithograph; each ed. 182/750; each signed and numbered in pencil

          Abell Auction
        • BASIL EDE OIL, SNOWY HERON
          Jan. 27, 2024

          BASIL EDE OIL, SNOWY HERON

          Est: $15,000 - $22,000

          EDE, Basil (1931-2016). Untitled [Snowy Heron]. Oil on canvas. 24 1/8" x 36 1/8" canvas, 31 1/2" x 44 1/2" framed. America’s Best Southern 20th Century Ornithological Artist. Not since Audubon has an artist so successfully crafted such intricately detailed and elegant compositions of birds situated in their natural environments. Ede fully animates his subject matter, depicting them in life-like poses and using bold and vibrant colors. Furthermore, each of the birds' forms and plumage has been painstakingly and masterfully rendered. Ede has no doubt succeeded in breathing new life into a classic subject, raising the bar ever higher for twentieth-century bird painting.

          Arader Galleries
        • BASIL EDE OIL, MACAWS
          Jan. 27, 2024

          BASIL EDE OIL, MACAWS

          Est: $12,000 - $18,000

          EDE, Basil (1931-2016). Untitled [Macaws]. Oil on canvas. 30 1/2" x 40 1/8" canvas, 36 1/8" x 46 1/4" framed. America’s Best Southern 20th Century Ornithological Artist. Not since Audubon has an artist so successfully crafted such intricately detailed and elegant compositions of birds situated in their natural environments. Ede fully animates his subject matter, depicting them in life-like poses and using bold and vibrant colors. Furthermore, each of the birds' forms and plumage has been painstakingly and masterfully rendered. Ede has no doubt succeeded in breathing new life into a classic subject, raising the bar ever higher for twentieth-century bird painting.

          Arader Galleries
        • BASIL EDE TWO OFFSET LITOGRAPHS
          Sep. 18, 2023

          BASIL EDE TWO OFFSET LITOGRAPHS

          Est: $300 - $500

          BASIL EDE (USA/England, 1931-2016) two offset lithographs, Mallard and Black Duck. Both pencil signed lower right, from editions of 750, 22.75" x 30.5" (images), 32.5" x 39.5" (frames).

          O'Gallerie
        • Basil Rashley Ede
          Sep. 12, 2023

          Basil Rashley Ede

          Est: $2,500 - $4,500

          Basil Rashley Ede British, 1931-2016 Ospreys, 1965 Signed Basil Ede (lr); inscribed OSPREYS - COMPLETED 27 SEPO 1965 - 1/2 NAT. SIZE along the bottom Gouache on board 25 1/2 x 20 5/8 inches (64.7 x 52.4 cm) Provenance: Samuel E. Neel, McLean, VA, thence by descent in the family to the present owner (Frame dimensions. 31.6 x 27 x 1 5/8 inches) In overall good condition.

          Doyle New York
        • Basil Ede, 'Pheasant, Sparrow and Pied Flycatcher on a branch', watercolour, with script and inscribed verso,
          Jul. 19, 2023

          Basil Ede, 'Pheasant, Sparrow and Pied Flycatcher on a branch', watercolour, with script and inscribed verso,

          Est: £100 - £200

          Basil Ede, 'Pheasant, Sparrow and Pied Flycatcher on a branch', watercolour, with script and inscribed verso, 9.5" x 6.5", (24.5x16.5cm).

          John Nicholson's Fine Art Auctioneers & Valuers
        • BASIL EDE, BRITISH, BORN 1931
          Nov. 27, 2022

          BASIL EDE, BRITISH, BORN 1931

          Est: $100 - $25,000

          Cedar Waxwings, Watercolor On Paper, Signed Lower Right, Sight 17.5 X 14 Inches, Gilt Frame 40 X 34 X 3 Inches, Colors Strong, No Tears Or Damage Visible Under Glass, Not Examined Out Of Frame. See Photos. Wire Transfer Or In-Person Cashier's Check Required For This Lot.

          J. Garrett Auctioneers
        • BASIL EDE PRINT ON PAPER
          Oct. 25, 2022

          BASIL EDE PRINT ON PAPER

          Est: $300 - $500

          BASIL EDE (United States/England, 1931-2016) print on paper, "Tundra (Whistling) Swan." Pencil signed lower right, dated 1984 in the matrix, from edition of 750. Image measures 28" x 40.5". In a gilt wood frame; 41" x 53.25" overall.

          O'Gallerie
        • BASIL EDE PRINT ON PAPER
          Oct. 25, 2022

          BASIL EDE PRINT ON PAPER

          Est: $300 - $500

          BASIL EDE (United States/England, 1931-2016) print on paper, "Louisiana Heron." Pencil signed lower right, dated 1983 in the matrix, from edition of 750. Image measures 34" x 25". In a wood frame; 44.75" 35.5" overall.

          O'Gallerie
        • EDE - A YELLOW BREASTED BUNTING RESTING ON A BRANC
          Sep. 24, 2022

          EDE - A YELLOW BREASTED BUNTING RESTING ON A BRANC

          Est: $5,000 - $7,000

          EDE, Basil (1931-2016). A Yellow Breasted Bunting resting on a Branch. Watercolor on paper. Signed lower right: “Basil Ede”. 14 1/4" x 10 1/4" sheet, 22 1/4" x 27 3/4" framed. America’s Best Southern 20th Century Ornithological Artist. Not since Audubon has an artist so successfully crafted such intricately detailed and elegant compositions of birds situated in their natural environments. Ede fully animates his subject matter, depicting them in life-like poses and using bold and vibrant colors. Furthermore, each of the birds' forms and plumage has been painstakingly and masterfully rendered. Ede has no doubt succeeded in breathing new life into a classic subject, raising the bar ever higher for twentieth-century bird painting.

          Arader Galleries
        • *Basil Ede (1931-2016)
          May. 31, 2022

          *Basil Ede (1931-2016)

          Est: £200 - £300

          *Basil Ede (1931-2016) *Basil Ede (1931-2016) White-breasted nuthatch; American robin; Cardinal; Black-capped chicadee four, each inscribed with title, pencil largest 26 x 19cm and smaller (4) *Artist's Resale Right may apply to this lot. Framed size: 40 x 31.5cm. Unexamined out of glazed frames, a little staining to each of the inner edges of the mounts, but generally each appears to be in good condition.

          Sworders
        • Basil Ede, British (1931 -), Goldcrest and Spotted Flycatcher and Sparrows, paintings on silk
          Feb. 11, 2022

          Basil Ede, British (1931 -), Goldcrest and Spotted Flycatcher and Sparrows, paintings on silk

          Est: $75 - $125

          Basil Ede British, (1931 - ) Goldcrest and Spotted Flycatcher and Sparrows paintings on silk unsigned, framed

          Link Auction Galleries
        • 6 collectible plates: Wild Birds of The World, Basil Ede
          Oct. 17, 2021

          6 collectible plates: Wild Birds of The World, Basil Ede

          Est: $75 - $150

          6 gold-rimmed plates featuring the artwork of Basil Ede. Crafted exclusively for Franklin Porcelain Haviland Limoges France 1978 Game birds of the World. Common Pheasant, Chinese Ring-necked Pheasant, Calpercaillie, Common Patridge, Black Grouse, Common Snipe.

          4th Meridian Fine Art
        • 6 collectible plates: Wild Birds of The World, Basil Ede
          Oct. 17, 2021

          6 collectible plates: Wild Birds of The World, Basil Ede

          Est: $75 - $150

          6 gold-rimmed plates featuring the artwork of Basil Ede. Crafted exclusively for Franklin Porcelain Haviland Limoges France 1978 Game birds of the World. Common Quail, Red Grouse, Hazel Grouse, Woodcock, Ptarmigan, Red-Legged Partridge.

          4th Meridian Fine Art
        • Original Basil Ede GouachePainting
          Mar. 28, 2021

          Original Basil Ede GouachePainting

          Est: $600 - $800

          Framed birds in flight, signed in lower right as shown Basil Ede. Gouache media on paper. Measuring approx 26 " tall x 21 " wide including the professional matting and framing its contained in. See photos

          Premier Auction Galleries
        • BASIL EDE, GREATER PRAIRIE CHICKEN, LITHOGRAPH
          Mar. 28, 2021

          BASIL EDE, GREATER PRAIRIE CHICKEN, LITHOGRAPH

          Est: $300 - $500

          Basil Rashley Ede (British, 1931-2016). "Greater Prairie Chicken" -1982, ornithological limited edition lithograph. Pencil signed and numbered 693/750 in lower margin. Approx. 39.25" x 47.5" (frame), 27" x 35.5" (sight). Provenance: From the Estate of Jack Warner / The Warner Foundation, Tuscaloosa, AL. Note: This print is from the "Wild Birds of America" series commissioned by Jack Warner in 1972. Originally intended to include 100 images, the series was cut short when Basil Ede suffered a stoke in 1989.

          Ahlers & Ogletree Inc.
        • BASIL EDE PINTAIL DUCKS SPORTING LITHOGRAPH
          Feb. 13, 2021

          BASIL EDE PINTAIL DUCKS SPORTING LITHOGRAPH

          Est: $200 - $500

          BASIL RASHLEY EDE (DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, PENNSYLVANIA, ENGLAND 1931-2016) 1976 "TWILIGHT DUO - PINTAILS" #1036 / 1500 LIMITED EDITION SPORTING LITHOGRAPH - ARTIST SIGNED AND NUMBERED - SIGNED IN PENCIL L/R "BASIL EDE" - FRAMED AND MATTED 27 1`/2" X 23", SIGHT 20" X 15 1/4"

          Heart Felt Antiques & Auction Service
        • BASIL EDE, REDHEAD DUCKS, SPORTING LITHOGRAPH
          Jan. 15, 2021

          BASIL EDE, REDHEAD DUCKS, SPORTING LITHOGRAPH

          Est: $300 - $500

          Basil Rashley Ede (British, 1931-2016). "Redhead Duck", ornithological limited edition lithograph. Pencil signed and numbered 697/750 in lower margin. Approx. 38.5" x 46.5" (frame), 27" x 35.25" (sight). Provenance: From the Estate of Jack Warner / The Warner Foundation, Tuscaloosa, AL. Note: This print is from the "Wild Birds of America" series commissioned by Jack Warner in 1972. Originally intended to include 100 images, the series was cut short when Basil Ede suffered a stoke in 1989.

          Ahlers & Ogletree Inc.
        • BASIL EDE, ATLANTIC PUFFIN, ORNITHOLOGICAL PRINT
          Jan. 15, 2021

          BASIL EDE, ATLANTIC PUFFIN, ORNITHOLOGICAL PRINT

          Est: $300 - $500

          Basil Rashley Ede (British, 1931-2016). "Atlantic Puffin" -1984, limited edition lithograph. Pencil signed and numbered 695/750 in lower margin. Approx. 39" x 48" (frame), 27" x 36.5" (sight). Provenance: From the Estate of Jack Warner / The Warner Foundation, Tuscaloosa, AL. Note: This print is from the "Wild Birds of America" series commissioned by Jack Warner in 1972. Originally intended to include 100 images, the series was cut short when Basil Ede suffered a stoke in 1989.

          Ahlers & Ogletree Inc.
        • BASIL EDE, GREATER PRAIRIE CHICKEN, LITHOGRAPH
          Jan. 15, 2021

          BASIL EDE, GREATER PRAIRIE CHICKEN, LITHOGRAPH

          Est: $300 - $500

          Basil Rashley Ede (British, 1931-2016). "Greater Prairie Chicken" -1982, ornithological limited edition lithograph. Pencil signed and numbered 693/750 in lower margin. Approx. 39.25" x 47.5" (frame), 27" x 35.5" (sight). Provenance: From the Estate of Jack Warner / The Warner Foundation, Tuscaloosa, AL. Note: This print is from the "Wild Birds of America" series commissioned by Jack Warner in 1972. Originally intended to include 100 images, the series was cut short when Basil Ede suffered a stoke in 1989.

          Ahlers & Ogletree Inc.
        • BASIL EDE, AMERICAN WIDGEON DUCKS, SPORTING LITHO
          Jan. 15, 2021

          BASIL EDE, AMERICAN WIDGEON DUCKS, SPORTING LITHO

          Est: $300 - $500

          Basil Rashley Ede (British, 1931-2016). "American Widgeon" -1984, ornithological limited edition lithograph. Pencil signed and numbered 132/350 in lower margin, and titled in print. Approx. 39" x 48", 27.5" x 36.75" (sight). Provenance: From the Estate of Jack Warner / The Warner Foundation, Tuscaloosa, AL. Note: This print is from the "Wild Birds of America" series commissioned by Jack Warner in 1972. Originally intended to include 100 images, the series was cut short when Basil Ede suffered a stoke in 1989.

          Ahlers & Ogletree Inc.
        • BASIL EDE, GREAT WHITE FRONTED GOOSE, FRAMED
          Jan. 15, 2021

          BASIL EDE, GREAT WHITE FRONTED GOOSE, FRAMED

          Est: $300 - $500

          Basil Rashley Ede (British, 1931-2016). "Great White Fronted Goose" -1985, ornithological limited edition lithograph. Pencil signed and numbered 696/750 in lower margin. Approx. 38.25" X 47.5" (frame), 27" x 36" (sight). Provenance: From the Estate of Jack Warner / The Warner Foundation, Tuscaloosa, AL. Note: This print is from the "Wild Birds of America" series commissioned by Jack Warner in 1972. Originally intended to include 100 images, the series was cut short when Basil Ede suffered a stoke in 1989.

          Ahlers & Ogletree Inc.
        • Basil Ede (British, 1931-2106). A Robin in Winter,
          Sep. 17, 2020

          Basil Ede (British, 1931-2106). A Robin in Winter,

          Est: £200 - £300

          Basil Ede (British, 1931-2106). A Robin in Winter, gouache on paper. Signed lower left. 25 x 21cm. Framed and glazed, frame size 44.5 x 40cm. Some undulations in paper. Otherwise OK.

          Ewbank's
        • Basil Rashley Ede (DC,PA,UK,1931-2016) gouache painting
          Sep. 06, 2020

          Basil Rashley Ede (DC,PA,UK,1931-2016) gouache painting

          Est: $1,400 - $1,500

          ARTIST: Basil Rashley Ede (District Of Columbia, Pennsylvania, English, 1931 - 2016) NAME: Bird - Cardinal MEDIUM: gouache on paper CONDITION: Excellent. Framed under glass. SIGHT SIZE: 16 x 12 inches / 40 x 30 cm FRAME SIZE: 23 x 19 inches / 58 x 48 cm SIGNATURE: lower right PROVENANCE: Kennedy Galleries, New York (has gallery label on verso) SIMILAR ARTISTS: Beatrice Parsons, Henry John Kinnaird, George Goodwin Kilburne I, Charles Walter Simpson, Frank Southgate, Allen William Seaby, Harry Bright, Samuel Bough, George Smith Armfield, Myles Birket Birkett Foster, Johannes Gerardus Keulemans, Sir William Russell Flint, Thomas Bush Hardy, David M Reid-Henry, Vincent Balfour-Browne, Edward Lear CATEGORY: antique vintage painting SKU#: 116789 WARRANTY: 7 days returns accepted if item doesn't match description US Shipping $60 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: Basil Rashley Ede is an English wildlife artist specialising in avian portraiture. Ede's interest in drawing began early in life. As a schoolboy growing up during the Second World War, he filled his exercise books with sketches of military aircraft and unflattering caricatures of his school teachers. He was educated at St John's School, Leatherhead. He later attended Kingston School of Art in Surrey. However, in 1949, he was called up for compulsory military service in the British Army, becoming a commissioned officer. On leaving the army in 1951, Ede joined the Merchant Navy, taking a job as a purser on board the Orient Line ship Empire Orwell. The ship's established route was between Southampton and Japan, via Suez, Columbo, Hong Kong, Singapore and Pusan. In addition to these duties, the ship was at this time deployed to help transport British troops and equipment to and from the Korean War. Ede was to become fascinated by the Far East and in particular by its art. This was undoubtedly to have an influence on his later work. Coming ashore for good, Ede then joined the Cunard line as a young executive. He would spend his spare time painting birds, including designs that he sold to his employers, Cunard, for their first class menu cards on the RMS Queen Elizabeth and RMS Queen Mary. The first one man exhibition of Basil Ede's work was held at the Rowland Ward Gallery in London in 1958. Further one man exhibitions followed at London's Tryon Gallery in 1960 and 1962. In 1964, Ede became the first living artist to be honoured with a one man show at the National Collection of Fine Arts, Washington D.C. The event was sponsored by the British Embassy, the English Speaking Union and the National Audubon Society. In 1965, Ede's first book, Birds of Town and Village, was published by Country Life Books, featuring thirty six plates of his work in full colour. The publication features a foreword written by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and text by ornithologist W. D. Campbell, republished by Chartwell Books in 2004. In 1966, 1971 and 1979 one man exhibitions of Ede's work were held at the Kennedy Galleries in New York. In 1971 Ede was commissioned by Walter Annenberg, then serving as United States Ambassador to the Court of St. James, to paint a series of eastern Pennsylvanian birds for his private collection. Also in 1971, a chance encounter with another American collector, Jack Warner, led to the commissioning of The Wild Birds of America series. Described as a "very ambitious project", the commission was to paint every species of wild bird in North America, 650 in all, in life size. Robert McCracken Peck, in his essay "Four Centuries of Avian Portraiture", says that the project "...has been compared in scope to John James Audubon's twenty eight year effort to document and celebrate the birds of North America", but adds, "so limited a comparison fails to put into proper perspective the much larger tradition of bird painting in America with which both Audubon and Ede are intimately interlinked." The project was cut short in 1989, after Ede suffered a serious illness. However, a total of ninety five life sized portraits of North American birds, in watercolour, were completed for the collection by Ede, between 1975 and 1989. Today they form part of the Warner Art Collection in the United States. In 1991, the book Wild birds of America - the Art of Basil Ede was published by Harry N. Abrams, featuring 103 colour reproductions from the Wild Birds of America series, as well as reproductions from Ede's field notes and sketches. In his foreword, Prince Philip, himself a collector of Ede's work, ranks the English painter among the world's great wildlife artists. Following a severe stroke in 1989, Ede was left with his right arm paralysed and taught himself to paint with his left hand instead. "I lost the use of my right side completely and I couldn't speak." he later told Nigel Reynolds in an interview for the Daily Telegraph in November 1999. He switched his chosen medium from watercolour to oils. Within a year he was once again painting competently and within three he was able to paint in considerable detail. In May 1992, some of Ede's new works in oils were exhibited at the Tryon and Morland Gallery in London as part of their "Twenty years in Cork Street" show. Also in 1992, Ede was honoured with a "Lifetime Achievement Award" by the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition in Charleston, South Carolina. In July 1993, the Wimborne Arts Festival (Dorset, UK) chose to honour Ede with a one man exhibition of his work in oils. Basil Ede is one of the founder members of the Society of Wildlife Artists and an honorary trustee of Ducks Unlimited (a wildfowl and wetland conservation organization) in the United States. He is also a lifetime member and supporter of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.

          Broward Auction Gallery LLC
        • Basil Rashley Ede, (British, 1931-2016), Pintails Rising, oil on canvas, 28 x 36in (71 x 91.5cm)
          Feb. 23, 2020

          Basil Rashley Ede, (British, 1931-2016), Pintails Rising, oil on canvas, 28 x 36in (71 x 91.5cm)

          Est: $4,000 - $6,000

          Basil Rashley Ede (British, 1931-2016) Pintails Rising oil on canvas signed and dated lower right BASIL EDE '97 28 x 36in (71 x 91.5cm) Provenance: sold Christie's, New York, 3 December 1998, lot 147. Property from the Estate Francis A. Martin III, San Francisco, California, curated by Steven Volpe.

          Andrew Jones Auctions
        • Basil Ede "Wood Duck"
          Jan. 25, 2020

          Basil Ede "Wood Duck"

          Est: $100 - $200

          Basil Ede (American 20th c) Wood Duck -offset litho signed lower margin editioned 81/500 dated 1972 plate 25 x 20"

          Merrill's Auctioneers & Appraisers
        • LARGE BASIL EDE (1931-2016) TUNDRA SWAN LTD ED
          Dec. 08, 2019

          LARGE BASIL EDE (1931-2016) TUNDRA SWAN LTD ED

          Est: $1,500 - $1,800

          Basil Rashley Ede (1931-2016) Tundra (Whistling) Swan. Number 435 of an edition of only 750 lithographs, signed and numbered in pencil by the artist. The swan was drawn from life during Ede's visit to Paco Sabo Plantation in the Ace Basin of South Carolina. Professionally framed and matted in a high end gallery frame. Gilt wood, gilt molded linen mat. Excellent condition. In frame measures 55"x43"x3". Weight approximately 32 pds. A few hundred tundra swans visit South Carolina each winter, descending with their high-pitched cries into the wetlands of the ACE Basin. PROVENANCE: A Charleston SC Private Estate. ****Pickup only or Shipping on furniture offered through Outward Bound 413-854-3676, Laneys Ship & Haul 256-770-5750.TSI 844-411-4587, Pak Mail 843-849-0310 - [email protected]. The UPS store 843-202-0141, or locally AJ Williams & Sons 843-442-0462. Please contact them or your own choice of shipper directly.*** Basil Ede, born in England in 1931, is regarded as being among the foremost painters in the history of avian portraiture. Often compared with John James Audubon, Mark Catesby and Archibald Thorburn in his treatment of his subjects and their backgrounds, he is noted for combining ornithological and ecological accuracy and detail with dramatic impressionistic and stylised backgrounds. Ede first came to international prominence when, in 1964, he became the first living artist to be accorded the honour of a one man exhibition of his work at National Collection of Fine Art, at The Smithsonian, Washington DC. Following a series of successful one man exhibitions of his work at London’s Tryon Gallery during the early 1960’s Basil Ede virtually became a household name in The United Kingdom when his first book, ‘Birds of Town and Village’, published by Country Life in 1965 soared to the top of the best seller lists. Among his greatest and best known works was The Wild Birds of America series, commissioned by art collector Jack Westervelt Warner. Painted in watercolour and in life size between 1971 and 1989 the collection comprises ninety five works of art, all now in the collection of The Westervelt Company in The United States. Ede undertook the project with typical discipline and diligence, undertaking regular expeditions to The United States to visit the natural environment of each of his subjects, often traversing remote and difficult terrain, in order to make detailed field sketches of the birds, take photographs and write notes about their habitat and characteristics. Each trip finished with a visit to the Smithsonian in Washington, where, equipped with a tape measure and camera he would study every detail of the relevant museum specimens. He would then return to his studio in England, where working from his field sketches photographs and notes he would begin work on his masterpieces. Locally he had solo exhibitions at The Gibbes Art Museum, Charleston, South Carolina, 1979 and The Hibernian Hall, Charleston, South Carolina, 1984.

          Charleston Estate Auctions
        • BASIL EDE (1931-2016) PINTAIL DUCKS LTD ED
          Dec. 08, 2019

          BASIL EDE (1931-2016) PINTAIL DUCKS LTD ED

          Est: $700 - $900

          Basil Rashley Ede (1931-2016) Northern Pintail Ducks. Number 71 of an edition of only 750 lithographs, signed and numbered in pencil by the artist. Professionally framed and triple matted in a high end gallery frame. Excellent condition. In frame measures 47"x41"x1". Weight approx 21 pds. PROVENANCE: A Charleston SC Private Estate. ****Pickup only or Shipping on furniture offered through Outward Bound 413-854-3676, Laneys Ship & Haul 256-770-5750.TSI 844-411-4587, Pak Mail 843-849-0310 - [email protected]. The UPS store 843-202-0141, or locally AJ Williams & Sons 843-442-0462. Please contact them or your own choice of shipper directly.*** Basil Ede, born in England in 1931, is regarded as being among the foremost painters in the history of avian portraiture. Often compared with John James Audubon, Mark Catesby and Archibald Thorburn in his treatment of his subjects and their backgrounds, he is noted for combining ornithological and ecological accuracy and detail with dramatic impressionistic and stylised backgrounds. Ede first came to international prominence when, in 1964, he became the first living artist to be accorded the honour of a one man exhibition of his work at National Collection of Fine Art, at The Smithsonian, Washington DC. Following a series of successful one man exhibitions of his work at London’s Tryon Gallery during the early 1960’s Basil Ede virtually became a household name in The United Kingdom when his first book, ‘Birds of Town and Village’, published by Country Life in 1965 soared to the top of the best seller lists. Among his greatest and best known works was The Wild Birds of America series, commissioned by art collector Jack Westervelt Warner. Painted in watercolour and in life size between 1971 and 1989 the collection comprises ninety five works of art, all now in the collection of The Westervelt Company in The United States. Ede undertook the project with typical discipline and diligence, undertaking regular expeditions to The United States to visit the natural environment of each of his subjects, often traversing remote and difficult terrain, in order to make detailed field sketches of the birds, take photographs and write notes about their habitat and characteristics. Each trip finished with a visit to the Smithsonian in Washington, where, equipped with a tape measure and camera he would study every detail of the relevant museum specimens. He would then return to his studio in England, where working from his field sketches photographs and notes he would begin work on his masterpieces. Locally he had solo exhibitions at The Gibbes Art Museum, Charleston, South Carolina, 1979 and The Hibernian Hall, Charleston, South Carolina, 1984.

          Charleston Estate Auctions
        • § Basil Ede (British, 1931-2016) Spotted flycatcher on a Buddleia signed lower right "Basil Ede"
          Sep. 11, 2019

          § Basil Ede (British, 1931-2016) Spotted flycatcher on a Buddleia signed lower right "Basil Ede"

          Est: £200 - £300

          § Basil Ede (British, 1931-2016) Spotted flycatcher on a Buddleia signed lower right "Basil Ede" gouache h:30 w:20 cm Provenance: The Tryon Gallery Ltd, 41/42 Dover Street, London W1

          Cheffins
        • Basil Ede (British, 1931-2016). Chinese landscape
          Mar. 21, 2019

          Basil Ede (British, 1931-2016). Chinese landscape

          Est: £100 - £200

          Basil Ede (British, 1931-2016). Chinese landscape with figure on a bridge and mountains beyond, signed with monogram and Chinese style characters, watercolour, 23cm x 14.5cm,.

          Ewbank's
        • "White Breasted Nuthatches" Signed by Basil Ede
          Dec. 15, 2018

          "White Breasted Nuthatches" Signed by Basil Ede

          Est: $75 - $200

          You are bidding on a stunning work from artist Basil Ede capturing three white breasted nuthatches in on some branches in a spring scene from the year 1968-copyright 1969. This lithograph is in very good condition. The wooden frame is in excellent condition.In the mid-nineteen seventies Basil Ede was commissioned to paint all the birds of North America. Mr. Ede faced this huge task, and completed dozens of beautiful paintings over the next few years. But Basil was soon to face an even larger task. In the late eighties, due to medical complications, he lost the use of the hand he painted with. Basil was faced with the task of learning to paint using his left hand. It is safe to say that Basil met this unthinkable and seemingly impossible task, and conquered it masterfully! His recent paintings in oils, using his left hand, are proof enough of his accomplishment.

          The Legacy Antique Emporium
        • § Basil Ede (British, 1931-2016). A pair of Great
          Nov. 29, 2018

          § Basil Ede (British, 1931-2016). A pair of Great

          Est: £800 - £1,200

          § Basil Ede (British, 1931-2016). A pair of Great Crested Grebe by bulrushes. 1992. Oil on canvas, signed and dated. 46 x 57cm. Framed.Please note that Artists Resale Right is additionally payable on this lot up to a maximum of 4% on top of the hammer price (visit www.dacs.org.uk for more information).. CONDITION: § George Edward Lodge (1860-1954), Female merlin, watercolour and gouache, signed bottom left, 29cm x 23cms.

          Ewbank's
        • BASIL EDE. AMERICAN EGRET
          Nov. 03, 2018

          BASIL EDE. AMERICAN EGRET

          Est: $400 - $700

          Original Print, Signed And Numbered 338/750. Nicely Framed. Estate Of Ken And Pat Hodge. 41w X50h

          J. Garrett Auctioneers
        • BASIL EDE, ORIGINAL PRINT OF GREAT BLUE HERON
          Nov. 03, 2018

          BASIL EDE, ORIGINAL PRINT OF GREAT BLUE HERON

          Est: $400 - $700

          Signed And Numbered 20/750. Remarked And Stamped. Estate Of Ken And Pat Hodge. Nicely Framed. 40w X 49h In Frame.

          J. Garrett Auctioneers
        • BASIL EDE. LOUISIANA HERON
          Nov. 03, 2018

          BASIL EDE. LOUISIANA HERON

          Est: $400 - $700

          Original Print, Signed And Numbered 55/750. Remarked And Stamped. Nicely Framed. 39.5w X 49h In Frame. Estate Of Ken And Pat Hodge.

          J. Garrett Auctioneers
        • Ede Watercolor Swan
          Sep. 29, 2018

          Ede Watercolor Swan

          Est: $5,000 - $8,000

          EDE, Basil (British, 1931-2016). Mute Swan (Cygnus Olor). Watercolor and gouache on board. Signed: "Basil Ede 1979" lower right. 9 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches sheet, 16 1/2 x 23 inches framed

          Arader Galleries
        • § Basil Ede (British, 1931-2016). A pair of Great
          Sep. 13, 2018

          § Basil Ede (British, 1931-2016). A pair of Great

          Est: £800 - £1,200

          § Basil Ede (British, 1931-2016). A pair of Great Crested Grebe by bulrushes. 1992. Oil on canvas, signed and dated. 46 x 57cm. Framed.Please note that Artists Resale Right is additionally payable on this lot up to a maximum of 4% on top of the hammer price (visit www.dacs.org.uk for more information).

          Ewbank's
        • Basil Ede's Great Horned Owl
          Mar. 31, 2018

          Basil Ede's Great Horned Owl

          Est: $15,000 - $20,000

          Great Horned Owl. Basil Ede (British, b. 1931). Watercolor and gouache. 1975-77. Signed lower left: "Basil Ede." 33 x 24 1/4 inches. Basil Ede's Masterpiece. Great Horned Owl is a magnificent portrait by twentieth century's most consummate ornithological painter, Basil Ede. Not since John James Audubon has an artist so successfully crafted such elegantly sophisticated and beautifully animated compositions of birds in their natural environments, and this striking watercolor of two great horned owls is a prime example of Ede’s mastery of the genre. The artist here presents two great horned owls perched upon a sturdy, moss-covered branch which seems within reaching distance from the viewer’s close proximity. Amidst a dramatically suggestive blue-green and rust-colored background, the birds’ penetrating yellow stare, emanating from within reddish-brown faces crowned with their iconic ear tufts, becomes all the more intense, and they glare onto the viewer as if to assert their power. The artist wisely chooses to present the birds’ large, thick bodies both in full-face and at a slight angle so as to provide ample room to display their beautifully patterned gray-brown plumage. Almost painstakingly, Ede diligently renders each feather with tremendous attention to detail and mastery of his medium; for example, across the broad expanse of the owl to the right, the artist gently pulsates yellow ochre, burnt sienna, and raw umber atop an ivory base and then applies long, wispy brushstrokes to evoke the stiff softness of the feathers’ vanes, while a thicker brush loaded with whites and grays is used to render the fluffy plumage that bedecks the throat. This remarkable texture extends to the long, sleek talons whose sharp points dig into incredibly naturalistic bark, reminding the viewer of the splendid strength of this grand predator. The impressionistic setting is also wonderfully fitting as this quintessential, storybook owl is common in North America and equally at home in deserts, wetlands, forests, grasslands, backyards, cities, and practically any other semi-open habitat between the Arctic and the tropics. The great horned owl is king and Ede has created a truly majestic work befitting its grandeur. Ede was born in Surrey, England, in 1931. In this countryside town, the artist developed a love for nature, and it is here that he received his first instruction in natural history drawing. Like Audubon and Mark Catesby before him, Ede traveled extensively during his life, and his travels were formative to his art. Perhaps most significantly, at 25 he traveled to Far East Asia as a ship's purser and was introduced to Oriental Art, a style that would come to deeply influence his own. His artistic career quickly took off: in 1958, Ede began exhibiting at Tryon Gallery, the first specialist wildlife gallery in London; in 1964, he exhibited at the Smithsonian's Collection of Fine Arts. The institution had never before sponsored a show for a living artist. The following year, Ede published his multi-edition Birds of Town and Village, which contained 36 plates of birds. In 1979, Jack W. Warner, CEO of Gulf Paper States Paper Corporation in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, commissioned Ede to produce a series of paintings documenting every living North American bird; it took Ede more than a decade to complete the project. Ede's works have also been featured at a number of New York City galleries, and have been sponsored by the British Embassy, the Audubon Society, and the World Wild Life Fund. He is currently a member of the Society of Wild Life Artists. Nearing 87 years of age, Ede has no doubt succeeded in breathing new life into a classic subject, raising the bar ever higher for twentieth-century bird painting. Perhaps Carl W. Buchheister, President Emeritus of the National Audubon Society, has summed up Ede's remarkable talent best: in a preface to the 1981 book, Basil Ede's Birds, Buchheister wrote: "Technical ability is, to be sure, essential for the artist, but to impart lifelike qualities and personality to one's subjects requires the abilities of the true master…This can be acquired only from long hours in the field, in an intimate study of the living bird…Every Ede painting gives eloquent manifestation of such knowledge and understanding."

          Arader Galleries
        • Basil Ede Watercolor Black & White Bird
          Feb. 25, 2018

          Basil Ede Watercolor Black & White Bird

          Est: $550 - $650

          Basil Ede Watercolor Black & White Bird. 24 3/4" x 17 3/4" w in a 2 1/2". Signed "Basil Ede" lower right.

          Bruce Kodner Galleries
        • American Gold Finch
          May. 05, 2017

          American Gold Finch

          Est: $500 - $700

          Basil Ede, 12 x 10, Watercolor

          Morris and Whiteside Auctions LLC
        • Basil Ede (English, 1931-2016)
          Dec. 04, 2016

          Basil Ede (English, 1931-2016)

          Est: $300 - $500

          Basil Ede (English, 1931-2016), "The Great American Turkey in Sipsey River Valley", 1977, reproduction, 14 out of an edition of 750, signed and with a remarque of a turkey, sight 22 1/2 in. x 31 in., framed. Provenance: Murfee/DeBardeleben Collection, Riverview, Columbus, MS

          Neal Auction Company
        • BASIL EDE TUNDRA SWAN SIGNED COLLOTYPE PRINT 2/750
          Oct. 13, 2016

          BASIL EDE TUNDRA SWAN SIGNED COLLOTYPE PRINT 2/750

          Est: $300 - $600

          BASIL EDE TUNDRA SWAN SIGNED COLLOTYPE PRINT 2/750 - Basil Ede (British, 1931-). Limited Edition print # 2/750. Depicts scene of Tundra Swan. Signed in lower right hand corner. Print size is 46.5 x 34". Set in wood frame. | Size: 55 x 42" including frame

          Manor Auctions
        • Basil Ede (1931- , English), "Purple Gallinule," 1988, print, 85/125, pencil numbered l.l. margin, pencil signed l.r. margin, shrink...
          Jul. 31, 2016

          Basil Ede (1931- , English), "Purple Gallinule," 1988, print, 85/125, pencil numbered l.l. margin, pencil signed l.r. margin, shrink...

          Est: $300 - $500

          Basil Ede (1931- , English), "Purple Gallinule," 1988, print, 85/125, pencil numbered l.l. margin, pencil signed l.r. margin, shrink wrapped, H.- 46 in., W.- 32 1/8 in.

          Crescent City Auction Gallery
        • Basil Ede (1931- , English), "Louisiana Heron," 1983, print, 309/750, pencil numbered l.l. margin, pencil signed l.r. margin, shrink...
          Jul. 31, 2016

          Basil Ede (1931- , English), "Louisiana Heron," 1983, print, 309/750, pencil numbered l.l. margin, pencil signed l.r. margin, shrink...

          Est: $300 - $500

          Basil Ede (1931- , English), "Louisiana Heron," 1983, print, 309/750, pencil numbered l.l. margin, pencil signed l.r. margin, shrink wrapped, H.- 40 1/2 in., W.- 31 1/4 in.

          Crescent City Auction Gallery
        • Basil Ede (1931- , English), "Bufflehead," 1987, print, 33/350, pencil numbered l.l. margin, pencil signed l.r. margin, with a penci...
          Jul. 31, 2016

          Basil Ede (1931- , English), "Bufflehead," 1987, print, 33/350, pencil numbered l.l. margin, pencil signed l.r. margin, with a penci...

          Est: $300 - $500

          Basil Ede (1931- , English), "Bufflehead," 1987, print, 33/350, pencil numbered l.l. margin, pencil signed l.r. margin, with a pencil remarque l.r., shrink wrapped, H.- 31 7/8 in., W.- 40 1/4 in.

          Crescent City Auction Gallery
        • BASIL EDE (B.1931), BARN OWL IN FLIGHT, watercolou
          Mar. 22, 2016

          BASIL EDE (B.1931), BARN OWL IN FLIGHT, watercolou

          Est: £300 - £500

          BASIL EDE (B.1931), BARN OWL IN FLIGHT, watercolour heightened with white, framed and glazed. 46cm by 35cm Artists' Resale Right ("droit de suite") may apply to this lot

          Thomas Watson
        • Basil Ede American Robin Watercolor
          Mar. 07, 2016

          Basil Ede American Robin Watercolor

          Est: $300 - $500

          Unframed Contemporary 20th C. Basil Ede 1983 signed & dated 9 1/2" (height) x 9 1/2" (length) image, watercolor on paper titled "American Robin-Turdus Migratorius & Japanese Honeysuckle-Lonicera japonica", overall paper & mount board size is 13 3/4" (height) x 11 3/4" (length). CONDITION: Paper is detached from mount board & has tape residue on left & right side margins.

          Barry S. Slosberg Inc
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