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The Sydney Bird Painter active 1790s

HOOK-BILLED SHRIKE (GREY BUTCHER BIRD) (CIRCA 1792)

Estimate $50,000 – $70,000

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HOOK-BILLED SHRIKE (GREY BUTCHER BIRD) (CIRCA 1792)

  • Lot Sold $180,000 (Hammer Price)
  • $216,000 (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)

HOOK-BILLED SHRIKE (GREY BUTCHER BIRD) (CIRCA 1792)

watercolour, pen and ink over pencil on paper
inscribed 'The Natural Size' lower centre
47.5 X 30.5CM

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, Canada
Australian and European Paintings, Prints and Photographs, Christie's, Melbourne, 6 December 1994, lot 68, illustrated
Private Collection, Melbourne

We gratefully acknowledge the kind assistance of Professor Michael Rosenthal in cataloguing this work.

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