Watercolour Osprey Swooping Down On Pike Fish Signed Ralston Gudgeon
- 1 Fine Art 20th Century Large Watercolour Painting "Osprey Swooping On Pike Fish In Mid Flight By Ralston Gudgeon RSW 1910-1984.
- Watercolour on paper with a front protective glass cover.
- Set in traditional impressive gilt frame.
- Subject Ornithological study of an Osprey bird swooping down in mid flight just about to catch a pike fish in a Scottish Loch.
- Signed by the famous listed known artist Ralston Gudgeon RSW 1910-1984.
- 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 osprey has white or slightly mottled underparts. The long wings are angled, bending at the 'wrist' which has a black patch contrasting with the white wing linings and at a distance it could be mistaken for a large gull.
- This spectacular fish-eating bird of prey is an Amber List species because of its historical decline (due to illegal killing) and low breeding numbers. They are listed as a Schedule 1 species on The Wildlife and Countryside Act.
- As its other common names suggest, the osprey's diet consists almost exclusively of fish. It possesses specialised physical characteristics and exhibits unique behaviour to assist in hunting and catching prey.
- Circa mid 20th century.
- Provenance bought from a fine Scottish fine art auction label verso.
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- 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 excellent order.
- The frame having some scuffs, wear in places, scratches & stains, some small chips in places commensurate with usage & age.
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