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Archibald Thorburn Britain's Finest and Most Popular Ornithological Artist

 

 

 Ring-necked Pheasant by Archibald Thorburn c.1890

 

Archibald Thorburn, 1860-1935, was a Scottish artist known for his watercolors of birds and animals in their natural environments. Thorburn was born in Edinburgh Scotland in 1860.  He was the fifth son of Robert Thorburn, who was THE miniaturist painter to Queen Victoria. He was raised in an upper middle-class family of artist, naturalists, and outdoorsmen.

Thorburn loved the outdoors and paid attention and painted to the details...