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Ornithological Watercolour Finches Birds Study by Florence Barlow Royal Doulton
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Ornithological, Royal Doulton Collectors & Museum Interest 1 Rare Decorative Art Antique Early 20th Century Watercolour Painting "Finches" Birds Study Attributed Florence Barlow. Watercolour on paper. Subject Ornothological study of 2 "Finches" Birds on flowering branches. Signed in pencil verso underneath the back cover when you take the frame out, attributed to the famous known English artist Florence Barlow. Set in a nice wooden frame with front glass cover. The true finches are small to medium-sized passerine birds in the family Fringillidae. Finches have stout conical bills adapted for eating seeds and nuts and often have colourful plumage. They occupy a great range of habitats where they are usually resident and do not migrate. They have a worldwide distribution except for Australia and the polar regions. The family Fringillidae contains more than two hundred species divided into fifty genera. It includes species known as siskins, canaries, redpolls, serins, grosbeaks and euphonias. Many birds in other families are also commonly called "finches". These groups include: the estrildid finches (Estrildidae) of the Old World tropics and Australia; some members of the Old World bunting family (Emberizidae) and the New World sparrow family (Passerellidae); and the Darwin's finches of the Galapagos islands, now considered members of the tanager family (Thraupidae). Finches were used in the Uk, Us and Canada in the coal mining industry to detect carbon monoxide from the eighteenth to twentieth century. Royal Doultons Florence Barlow is one of Doultons most popular and most collectable artists. Florence was born in 1856 at Little Hadham, Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire, England. Florence Barlow was employed at the Doulton Lambeth Art Studio from 1873, producing her renowned bird, animal and floral studies for nearly forty years. Florence and her sister Hannah worked together and the two women were prominent in the field of decorative arts long before Clarice Cliff and Susie Cooper.Florence joined Doulton in 1873 and stayed for 36 years until 1909. The sisters immediately decided that Florence would paint flowers and birds and Hannah would concentrate on horses and other animals. Florence Barlow’s fine work featuring her favourite subjects, birds & flowers. Provenance purchased from a fine art auction label verso. Reference sources, Wikipedia, antique marks, potteriesauction, doulton4collectors, Bonhams, Christies. 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. We only select & sell paintings based upon quality & significance. We understand your purchase is for your home or as an investment. We provide our clients with friendly professional expert customer service. Viewings are welcome by appointment only for customer support please send a message thankyou. Browse our other exciting collections available in our shop gallery happy shopping.
Cheshire Antiques Consultant has clarified that the Ornithological Watercolour Finches Birds Study by Florence Barlow Royal Doulton (LA366637) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1950's
Offered in fine used condition. The frame has some chips and wear in places, the watercolour painting surface is on overall very good order. The glass has some stains and dust commensurate with usage & age.
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This Ornithological Watercolour Finches Birds Study by Florence Barlow Royal Doulton is located in Chester, UK