Dolphins by Thorburn

Archibald Thorburn (1860-1935)
(White-beaked dolphin, Bottle-nosed dolphin & Common dolphin), 1920.
Watercolour with pencil margins, 545 x 387 mm.


Archibald Thorburn is one of the great natural history illustrators of the twentieth century. He developed a mastery of watercolour that he applied with great skill in his representations of natural history subjects.

This watercolour of three species of dolphins demonstrates his ability to bring a sense of speed and action to his drawings.

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