Nightmares about endlessly painting the “eyes” on the peacock tail feathers, painting sells for $ 402,770
Posted at 9:25 pm by 1909ventilo, on October 3, 2011
*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.
I love old things! I’ve been collecting Vintage and antiques since I was practically a kid! I love researching the Edwardian era. … I am so… sentimental and concerned with things of the past…my family and friends cease to talk to me at times. I love period movies: Horseman on the Roof, Wuthering Heights, The Woodlanders, Tess of the d’Urbervilles, Bleak house, and John Adams. My favorite actress is Juliette Binoche, in the movie Chocolat. I know it’s just a movie but, I feel if people would act that kind the world would be a better place to live.
I am on a constant mission to discover treasures; I love one-of-a-kind items, no one else has. Because I buy too much, occasionally I sell my items; Vintage prom, purses, antiques and incredible Edwardian jewelry. Originally I started this blog for myself, my little space to keep all my research notes, price realized and my photo creations. It seems there is more to this blog now, hopefully you can feel my love for the past.
Have a lovely day! Love