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Ornithology Painting "Golden Eagle" Bird Of Prey By Ralston Gudgeon
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- Show off your love of nature and the great outdoors with this 1 beautiful "Golden Eagle" painting by Scottish artist Ralston Gudgeon! Hang it up and watch your home soar to new heights (literally!) with its breathtakingly vivid colours and majestic imagery!
- Subject hunting ornithology study of a Golden Eagle which has just hunted, killed its prey another bird and has just eaten it. All that remains are just the black and white feathers of the prey which are left shown spreaded around the ground, having fabulous perspective with view of a sloping hill, some trees in the distance and in the distant background views of a snow capped mountain and lake shoreline.
- Watercolour on paper with a front protective glass cover.
- The different colours shown in this painting, browns golden, black & white hues are so vibrant which you will love.
- Title "Golden Eagle".
- The detail is exceptional especially to the eagles feathers
- Set in traditional impressive frame.
- A good size with the frame being 69 cm wide and 51.5 cm high.
- Subject hunting fascinating study of a Golden Eagle bird of prey
- Signed by the famous listed known Scottish artist Ralston Gudgeon RSW 1910-1984.
- This is one of his finer works.
- Ralston Gudgeon Scottish born artist. Gudgeon is best known for his paintings of birds and animals mostly in watercolour Gudgeon studied at the Glasgow School and in 1933 won the Torrance Memorial Award of the Glasgow Institute.
- Gudgeon was one of Scotland’s leading wildlife artists and 1936 he was the youngest man ever to be elected to the RSW. He is represented in the Glasgow Art Gallery, the Paisley Art Gallery and City of Edinburgh Collection.
- The colours are so bold and vibrant an exceptional beautiful example of Gudgeon's work.
- The golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) is a bird of prey living in the Northern Hemisphere. It is the most widely distributed species of eagle. Like all eagles, it belongs to the family Accipitridae. They are one of the best-known birds of prey in the Northern Hemisphere. These birds are dark brown, with lighter golden-brown plumage on their napes. Immature eagles of this species typically have white on the tail and often have white markings on the wings. Golden eagles use their agility and speed combined with powerful feet and large, sharp talons to hunt a variety of prey, mainly hares, rabbits, and marmots and other ground squirrels. Golden eagles maintain home ranges or territories that may be as large as 200 km2 (77 sq mi).
- They build large nests in cliffs and other high places to which they may return for several breeding years. Most breeding activities take place in the spring; they are monogamous and may remain together for several years or possibly for life. Females lay up to four eggs, and then incubate them for six weeks. Typically, one or two young survive to fledge in about three months. These juvenile golden eagles usually attain full independence in the fall, after which they wander widely until establishing a territory for themselves in four to five years.
- Once widespread across the Holarctic, it has disappeared from many areas that are heavily populated by humans. Despite being extirpated from or uncommon in some of its former range, the species is still widespread, being present in sizeable stretches of Eurasia, North America, and parts of North Africa. It is the largest and least populous of the five species of true accipitrid to occur as a breeding species in both the Palearctic and the Nearctic.
- For centuries, this species has been one of the most highly regarded birds used in falconry. Because of its hunting prowess, the golden eagle is regarded with great mystic reverence in some ancient, tribal cultures. It is one of the most extensively studied species of raptor in the world in some parts of its range, such as the Western United States and the Western Palearctic.
- Circa mid 20th century.
- Provenance label verso.
- Highly sought after by CEO's, interior designers, museums, art gallerys, antique dealers, famous & private collectors, film tv studio prop shops.
- Ready for immediate home wall display with hanging thread verso.
- Incredible conversation piece for your guests.
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- Condition report.
- Offered in fine used condition.
- The front painting surface is in good order, having some foxing stains in places, the wood frame having some scuffs, wear in places, cracking, scratches & stains, some small chips in places commensurate with usage & old age.
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Dimensions in centimetres of the frame approximate
High (51.5 cm)
Wide (69 cm)
Depth (3 cm)