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2314 | Assortment of British Oil Paintings

Sun, Apr 9, 2023 12:00PM EDT
Lot 33


Estimate: $5,000 - $7,500

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Size: 64cm x 79 cm
Medium: Oil
Description: Fine Sporting Birds, 1 Three Racing Pigeons in an Oil Painting by a British Artist Written by William Andrew Beer in 1929. Winners of Best Average, 1929 Season. Tippler & Tumbler Flying Society of Bristol & Area. Owner, C.E. Derrett, has bred and flown these birds. The names, finishing positions, and flying times of the three pigeons are listed below. Easter O.B. is the name of the winner on the far left. Flying First and Cup in 14 hours, 8 minutes, and 30 seconds. Whitsuntide O.B. is the name of the pigeon in the center. Fly for 15 hours and 50 minutes in second place. August Y.B. was the name of the pigeon over to the far right. Fly for 6 hours and 15 minutes. 3 Racing pigeons picture in side profile, 2 facing left and 1 facing left, subject ornithology sporting animal birds. has the typical ancestor Rock Dove feathering. The bodies of the birds are all a light grey color with two black wing bars, and their heads are all a deeper color with flashes of iridescent green and purple around their necks. Landscape views are seen in the background, including a lake visible in the distance on the left and a sloping hill with green grass and trees and branches visible on the other side. The sky is primarily cloudy with occasional blue spots poking through.


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