Watercolour "Green Woodpecker" Bird Study By David Andrews
- Ornithological Interest 1 Fine Art British 20th Century Watercolour Painting "Green Woodpecker" Bird Study By David Andrews.
- Watercolour on paper with a front protective glass cover.
- Title "Green Woodpecker artwork numbered verso JD 5824.
- Set in an original traditional gilt frame.
- Subject Ornithological study of a green woodpecker which is portrayed in breathtaking detail on a branch.
- Signed by the famous known artist David Andrews.
- This is one of his rather fine earlier works.
- David Andrews (real name Brian Cutmore) was in born in 1938 in The Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Hospital, Kings Cross, London, England, The eldest son of Sign Writer, Commercial Artist and Designer, Sidney Cutmore, creator of several notable works in advertising, who produced the banners, flags and national emblems, used to decorate the processional route of The Queen’s Coronation in 1953, and also painted The Coat of Arms above a specially created entrance to Westminster Abbey.
- In 1967 David returned to the London area, and was soon commissioned by Publishers Paul Hamlyn, to illustrate a full colour publication “Bird Behaviour” written by Dr John Sparks, of the Zoological Society of London, producer of BBC One T.V. Programme "Wildlife on One”.
From the late 1960’s until the mid-1980’s a total of 24 more David Andrews pictures were published and distributed world wide. During this period, many of his earlier pictures appeared on British T V programmes Including ‘Softly, Softly’, ‘Z Cars’, ‘The Sweeney’, ‘Wild Alliance’, ‘George and Mildred’, ‘Robin’s Nest’, ‘Take the Highroad’, ‘Crossroads’, ‘Coronation Street’, Video Film, "The Bank Job", The Two Ronnies’, ‘Through the Keyhole’ (home of Spike Milligan) ‘One Foot in the Grave’, ‘A Good Murder’, 'Vera', and as prizes on the conveyer belt, in ‘Sunday Night at the London Palladium’, with Bruce Forsyth.
- David had several ‘ One Man Exhibitions’ in the 1970’s including 5 at Harrods Knightsbridge Gallery in London and several other venues throughout the U.K. including Harrogate, Watford, Birmingham. Bristol, Torquay and The Cotswolds. Several other smaller Exhibitions followed in the early 1980’s in Sydney Australia, Wellington New Zealand and Boston U.S.A.
- The European green woodpecker (Picus viridis) is a large green woodpecker with a bright red crown and a black moustache. Males have a red centre to the moustache stripe which is absent in females. It is resident across much of Europe and the western Palearctic but in Spain and Portugal it is replaced by the similar Iberian green woodpecker (Picus sharpei).
- The European green woodpecker spends much of its time feeding on ants on the ground and does not often 'drum' on trees like other woodpecker species. Though its vivid green and red plumage is particularly striking, it is a shy bird, and is more often heard than seen, drawing attention with its loud calls. A nest hole is excavated in a tree; four to six eggs are laid which hatch after 19–20 days.
- Circa late 20th century 1970's.
- Gallery label verso.
- Provenance bought from a fine art auction.
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- Ready for immediate home wall display with hanging thread verso.
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- Condition report.
- Offered in fine used condition.
- The front painting surface is in excellent overall order.
- The frame having some general wear, scuffs, scratches commensurate with usage & age.
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Dimensions in centimetres of the frame approximate
High (41.5 cm)
Wide (48 cm)
Depth (1.5 cm)