Thorburn, Archibald - Peacock and Butterfly Fine Art Print

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A Museum Quality Fine Art Print of Peacock and Butterfly by Archibald Thorburn, this original oil on canvas was painted by the artist in 1917, being commissioned by Vincent V. Vickers, Esq. and was one of the largest paintings completed by the artist, being 34 1/2 by 43 3/4 inches in size. It shows a large peacock proudly displaying his extravagant plumage, in contrast to the delicate and beautifully detailed peacock butterfly in the foreground. Thorburn later recalled how he would have nightmares of endlessly painting the eyes on the peacock's tail feathers. Thorburn died in 1936 and Hugh S. Gladstone wrote in his obituary for the Scottish Nationalist the following "of all his pictures, the most daring was a gigantic one,.. of a peacock in full display in front of a red rhododendron in full bloom, a gorgeous sunset and woodland as the background and, in the bottom left hand corner, a peacock butterfly. My memory may be at fault as regards to the details, but I remember the whole as a riot of color, it was in no way displeasing but was both magnificent and accurate..." This painting was recently sold by Bonhams of London for 399,000.00.

At Fine Art Prints of Distinction we painstakingly repair the original files of these old paintings and print them using premium quality inks and paper. The end result is a beautiful, archival reproduction print that will last in your home for generations and at a low cost so anyone can now have great artworks hanging in their home or business. Brandywine General Store is proud to offer for sale a print made from the painting entitled Peacock and Butterfly by Archibald Thorburn.

Inventory #162 - Prints by Famous Artists

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