Description: (lot of 7) Unframed watercolor and gouache paintings on board, by Douglas Leo Howland (New York, 1920-1999), including: (3) Black-capped Chickadees, all examples signed or initialed, two titled verso, each depicting chickadees perched on branches, largest: approx 11.5"h, 10"w, (1) White-breasted Nuthatch, signed lower left and verso, depicting a nuthatch resting on a pinecone, board: approx 10.5"h, 7.5"w, (1) Golden-crowned Kinglet, signed lower left and verso, board: approx 10.5"h, 7.75"w, (1) Redpoll, signed lower right and verso, board: 11"h, 8.5"w, (1) Song Sparrow, signed lower left and verso, board: 12.5"h, 9.5"w; 2lbs total **Provenance: From the estate of Douglas Howland (New York, 1920-1999). Howland attended the Rochester Institute of Technology, graduating in 1941 with a Fine Arts degree. He served as Artist Preparator at the Rochester Museum of Arts and Sciences and the New York State Museum at Albany. His artwork appeared in the original cover for The Kingbird, numerous childrens books, and as the logo of The Federation of New York State Bird Clubs for fifty years.** Start Price: $80.00
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