*Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings while the dawn is still dark……. (yesterday’s forturne cookie).
Archibald Thorburn (British, 1860-1935 Peacock and Peacock Butterfly
‘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 lefthand
corner, a peacock butterfly.
It has been said Archibald Thorburn had nightmares about endlessly painting the “eyes” on the peacock tail feathers!
sold recently Bonhams July 13 2011 for $402,770.