Watercolour Painting "Iridescent Kingfisher" By David Andrews
- Ornithological Interest 1 Fine Art British 20th Century Watercolour Painting "Iridescent Kingfisher" Bird Study By David Andrews.
- Medium gouache & wash watercolour on paper with a front protective glass cover.
- Set in an original traditional gilt frame.
- Subject Ornithological study of The iridescent Kingfisher bird which is portrayed in breathtaking detail on a branch among reeds.
- 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.
- Kingfishers or Alcedinidae are a family of small to medium-sized, brightly colored birds in the order Coraciiformes. They have a cosmopolitan distribution, with most species found in the tropical regions of Africa, Asia, and Oceania but also can be seen in Europe.
- They can be found in deep forests near calm ponds and small rivers. The family contains 114 species and is divided into three subfamilies and 19 genera. All kingfishers have large heads, long, sharp, pointed bills, short legs, and stubby tails. Most species have bright plumage.
- Circa late 20th century dated 1975.
- Gallery label verso.
- Provenance bought from an art dealer at the famous annual 4 day Fine Art & Antiques Fair at Buxton Pavilion
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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 good overall order, having very some minor staining in places to the painting surface.
- The frame having some general wear, scuffs, scratches commensurate with usage & age.
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