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Archibald Thorburn

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We can help you to sell Archibald Thorburn original artwork with a free valuation. We are interested in purchasing original oil and watercolour paintings  by Archibald Thorburn. Clients in the U.K. and worldwide regularly sell Archibald Thorburn artwork to us. We offer a discreet, reliable service with swift payment avoiding 50% auction value fees taken between buyer and seller.

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Archibald Thorburn [1860-1935] – Biography

He was born in Lasswade in Scotland and was educated in Dalkeith and Edinburgh and later attended the St. John’s Wood School of Art in London. Archibald Thorburn took advice from the German natural history artist Joseph Wolf. In 1887 he illustrated the book of ‘Coloured Figures of the Birds of the British Isles’ by Lord Lilford.

From this work he went on to work with other ornithological illustrators including George Edward Lodge. They produced the ‘Natural History of British Feeding Ducks’, ‘British Diving Ducks’ and ‘British Game Birds’.

With his interest in birds he became the Vice-President of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.

Towards the end of his life he moved to Hascombe in Surrey. He died in 1935 and is buried in Godalming.

What did Archibald Thorburn paint?

He was known for painting animals and birds. Bird subjects including Peacock, Grouse, Pheasant, Woodcock, Partridge, Snipe, Quail, Goshawk, Eaglet. Also Thrush, Golden Eagle, Thrush, Widgeon, Teal, Puffins, Mallard ducks, Sand Plover, Blackcock, Kingfisher and Falcon.

Animals include Mice, Fox, Otter, Stoat to name a few.

How did he sign his works?

Signatures include ‘Archibald Thorburn’ or ‘A.Thorburn’ and sometimes with initials ‘AT’. These are normally accompanied with the date.

Did Archibald Thorburn work in other media?

He mainly worked in watercolour but also oils.

Did he make prints?

There are many prints made of Archibald Thorburn paintings including pencil signed photogravures and  signed colour prints.

Where did Archibald Thorburn sell?

He sold direct, at art dealers and exhibitions. We have seen gallery labels and provenance from Richard Haworth, Blackburn, The Tryon Gallery and from auction houses including Bonhams Auctions, Sothebys Auctions and Christies Auctions.


He exhibited at the Dudley Gallery, Fine Art Society, Walker Gallery Liverpool, Royal Academy and the Royal Society of British Artists.

Related artists : Allen Seaby and Keith Shackleton

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