A pair of snipe and a kingfisher in a landscape

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Object Description

Peter Paillou (c. 1720-1790)
A pair of snipe and a kingfisher in a landscape
Watercolour over pencil on wove paper
35.2 x 44 cm.; 13 ¾ x 17 ¼ inches

Object History

Sotheby’s London, 9 November 1995, lot 19; where bought by
James Hall, his collection, no. 70 until 2022

The artist’s life is not well documented, but he is believed to have come to Britain from France in the first half of 18th century. London based, he worked for the famous Welsh naturalist and antiquarian Thomas Pennant (1726-1798), drawing birds. His son, Peter Paillou Jr. was a miniature and portrait painter.

Object Condition

Very good fresh colours, framed to the highest conservation standards in a museum board mount and glazed with UV glass.

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