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[Paintings and drawings] [art original] / R. Bruce Horsfall

 Collection
Identifier: RF-101-A to RF101-C
Mainly gouache paintings (black ink, many with white highlights), some done for Nature magazine. Only items 30 and 75 are full watercolors; 7 items are pencil drawings. All items are on on board except items 8, 13 and 38, which are on paper.

Dates

  • 1925-1943

Creator

Extent

89 Items : 89 paintings and drawings ; 51 x 77 cm. or smaller

Arrangement

89 items in 10 boxes. Box 1 contains items 1-10; box 2, items 11-20; box 3, items 21-28; box 4, items 29-42; box 5, items 43-49; box 6, items 50-55; box 7, items 56-61; box 8, items 62-71; box 9, items 72-81; box 10, items 82-89.

Box 1: 1. Turnstone (ink, 9x 13 cm., on board 15 x 17 cm.) -- 2. "Afraid to go home in the dark" Haweis(?) [purple-throated carib (hummingbird) in hand] ( (ink on board, 20 x 19 cm.) -- 3. "Afraid to go home in the dark" Haweis(?), Eulampis jugularis [purple-throated carib (hummingbird) on ground] ( (ink on board, 22 x 22 cm.) -- 4. Ruby-crowned kinglet (pencil ands white paint on gray board, 28 x 24 cm.) -- 5. Pigeon [soaring above rooftops] (ink, 16 x 18 cm., on board 21 x 27 cm.) -- 6. Common cuckoo [with pearl-like object in beak] (ink and some white paint on gray board, 28 x 24 cm.) -- 7. Blue-gray gnatcatcher (ink on board, 26 x 21 cm.) -- 8. Ants (ink on paper, 20 x 35 cm.) -- 9. Tiger swallowtail "baby" by Edna P. Atwood [caterpillar on leaf] (charcoal? on board, 34 x 19 cm.) -- 10. Rose-breasted grosbeak [male and female over nest] (ink, 16 x 16 cm., on board 24 x 24 cm.)

Box 2: 11. The shrew mouse biting one of its relations (pencil on board, 24 x 36 cm.) -- 12. The lemming by Bulla: the dreaded scourge (pencil, ink and some white paint, 10 x 31 cm., on gray board 26 x 38 cm.) -- 13. The silver pilgrim: the shrew bearing a last limp captive [fish] scrambled up a boulder to glisten (ink and watercolor on paper mounted on board, 27 x 37 cm.) -- 14. Young woodchuck [on the rim of of a garbage can] (ink, pencil and watercolor, 18 x 14 cm., on board 27 x 27 cm.) -- 15. [Quail pecking on shoes: ill. for] Sound placing by birds, by McAtee (charcoal? on board, 26 x 39 cm.) -- 16. Robin (ink and white paint, 25 x 14 cm. on board 39 x 25 cm.) -- 17. Marbled godwits, Muddy marges by Blackford (ink on board, 27 x 37 cm.) -- 18. [Parrot: ill. for [Mess[enger?] to heaven, by Hawell] (ink 27 x 14 cm., on board 37 x 22 cm.) -- 19. Downy woodpecker (ink 12 x 26 cm. on board 25 x 38 cm.) -- 20. Two pigeons (ink and some white paint 22 x 28 cm., on board 25 x 37 cm.)

Box 3: 21. Suricates "in a very ecstasy of anticipation" Walwyn "Touch" (pencil, 9 x 33 cm., on board 22 x 38 cm.) -- 22. Flightless bird, Apteryx mantelli [North Island brown kiwi] (black and white watercolor on board, 25 x 37 cm.) -- 23. "[A da]y for gods to stoop, by L.R. Gleason [snake catching a newt] (black and white watercolor on board, 35 x 25 cm.) -- 24. Tree swallows gliding on snow (ink on board, 26 x 38 cm.) -- 25. Tree sparrow singing (ink and some white paint on gray board, 38 x 25 cm.) -- 26. Ovenbird (ink on gray board, 13 x 33 cm., on board 18 x 38 cm.) -- 27. Flying goose (pencil on board, 25 x 35 cm.) -- 28. Balt[imore] oriole, Decoration days by Govan (ink 18 x 17 cm., on board 26 x 38 cm.)

Box 4: 29. Flying ovenbird [ill. for Traffic, by R.S. Deck] (ink and white paint on board, 27 x 38 cm.) -- 30. Spider monkeys of S.A. (ink and watercolor, 24 x 22 cm., on board 36 x 26 cm.) -- 31. Hedgehog and snake [ill. for A prickly figure] (ink and some white paint on board, 38 x 26 cm.) -- 32. Common cuckoo on nest (ink and some white paint on board, 28 x 25 cm.) -- 33. Cardinals (pencil on board, 32 x 24 cm.) -- 34. Veery thrush (ink and some white paint on gray board, 36 x 29 cm.) -- 35. Tree sparrows (ink, 15 x 23 cm., on board 27 x 37 cm.) -- 36. Dog (ink on board, 36 x 26 cm.) -- 37. Sandhill crane, The toe dance or the minuette (pencil on board, 31 x 27 cm.) -- 38. A magpie's nest in a tree on Coppice Hill: camp hill by Bioletti (ink on paper, 36 x 28 cm.) -- 39. Quails [ill. for Dangerous beauty, by Rutledge] (ink on board, 28 x 29 cm.) -- 40. Toad of the garden (ink on board, 31 x 29 cm.) -- 41. White-crowned sparrow (ink and some watercolor on board, 24 x 33 cm.) -- 42. Dangerous beauty, [white buck, by] Rutledge (ink on board, 28 x 45 cm.)

Box 5: 43. Coyote (ink on board, 36 x 33 cm.) -- 44. Hawk (ink and white paint 18 x 50, on gray board 29 x 52 cm.) -- 45. Ruddy turnstone [ill. for A big day] (ink on board, 35 x 51 cm.) -- 46. Turkeys [ill. for Sentinels, by Rutledge] (ink on board, 38 x 51 cm.) -- 47. Cat and bird (ink, 11 x 40 cm., on board 34 x 51 cm.) -- 48. Owl and rabbit (ink and white paint on gray paper, 52 x 39 cm.) -- 49. The Gros Ventre River grouse (ink on board, 39 x 51 cm.)

Box 6: 50. Hummingbird and white flower (ink and white paint, 31 x 22 cm., on gray board 37 x 34 cm.) -- 51. Curlews (ink, 9 x 33 cm., on board 25 x 50 cm.) -- 52. A chimp and his world, by Tate [three chimps] (ink on board, 23 x 51 cm.) -- 53. Ibis [ill. for A million white ibises, by Winthrop Packard (ink on board, 38 x 31 cm.) -- 54. Dovekie (ink on board, 34 x 47 cm.) -- 55. Platypus (ink on gray board, 53 x 36 cm.)

Box 7: 56. Turkeys (ink on board, 33 x 51 cm.) -- 57. Curlews and yellow-legged pelicans (ink on board, 40 x 51 cm.) -- 58. Bear (ink, 22 x 30 cm., on board 37 x 51 cm.) -- 59. Pine grosbeaks (ink and some white paint on gray board, 51 x 38 cm.) -- 60. Young bucks (ink and some white paint on board, 38 x 51 cm.) -- 61. Elk (ink on board, 51 x 38 cm.)

Box 8: 62. Sandflea on a beach (ink on board, 40 x 51 cm.) -- 63. Curlews (ink on board, 40 x 51 cm.) -- 64. Shrew and snake (ink on board, 38 x 51 cm.) -- 65. Guams (ink on board, 51 x 39 cm.) -- 66. Baby jaguar (ink and some white paint on board, 52 x 39 cm.) -- 67. Lapland larkspur (ink on board, 51 x 39 cm.) -- 68. Turkey (ink on board, 51 x 39 cm.) -- 69. Marmosets (ink, 43 x 28 cm., on board 51 x 39 cm.) -- 70. Terns (ink and watercolor on gray board, 50 x 39 cm.)

Box 9: 72. Rabbit and lurking snake (ink on board 56 x 41 cm.) -- 72. Eel slithering from meadow into water [ill. for The mystery of the eels, by Robt. A. Smith, Nature magazine, v. 36, no. 8, Oct. 1943] (ink and some white paint, 29 x 18 cm., on board 38 x 25 cm.) -- 73. Corydoras leopardus. 1937 [ill. for Jonah, an aquarium catfish from South America, by Laura S. Beck, Nature magazine, v. 31, no. 1, Jan. 1938] (ink and some white paint on board, 38 x 24 cm.) -- 74. Caterpillar on tree branch [Tiger yields to wanderlust, by E.P. Atwood, ill. for Boarding tigers, by Edna Peck Atwood, Nature magazine, v. 34, no. 2, Feb. 1941] (grease pencil on board, 39 x 26 cm.) -- 75. Eulachon [in fishnet] [ill. for The fish called Eulachon, by Ben Hur Lampham, Nature magazine, v. 6, no. 4, Oct. 1925] (ink and watercolor, 19 x 16 cm., on brown board, 36 x 26 cm.) -- 76. Six paintings of woodpeckers [192-]. (watercolor, each ill. 7 x 9 cm., on board, 36 x 26 cm.) -- 77. Sturgeon and kingfisher [ill. for The drama of the sturgeon, by H. Revell Whitridge, Nature magazine, v. 23, no. 6, June 1934 (ink and some white paint on board, 52 x 38 cm.) -- 78. Sturgeon, with ducks in the background [ill. for The drama of the sturgeon, by H. Revell Whitridge, Nature magazine, v. 23, no. 6, June 1934 (ink and some white paint on board, 52 x 40 cm.) -- 79. Bowfin and lobster [ill. for The American bowfin, a living fossil, by H. Revell Whitridge, Nature magazine, v. 30, no. 3, Sept. 1937 (ink and some white paint on board, 48 x 38 cm.) -- 80. Boy capturing a beetle in the rain. 1939. [ill. for Cherry rhino, by Margaret Newton, Nature magazine, v. 33 no. 2, Feb. 1940 (ink and some white paint on board, 51 x 38 cm.) -- 81. Giant conch [ill. for Snail folk, by William Beebe, Nature magazine, v. 19, no. 4, Apr. 1932 (ink and some white paint on board, 52 x 40 cm.)

Box 10: 82. Elk (grease pencil on board, 64 x 48 cm.) -- 83. Turkey. 1938 (ink and some white paint on board, 77 x 51 cm.) -- 84. Coyotes (ink on board, 51 x 76 cm.) -- 85. Gorillas (ink and some white paint on board, 78 x 52 cm.) -- 86. White hawk and muskrat. 1938 (ink and some white paint on board, 77 x 51 cm.) -- 87. Doe and badger (ink and some white paint on board, 77 x 51 cm.) -- 88. Sea otters (ink and some white paint, 51 x 38 cm., on brown board 73 x 52 cm.) -- 89. Sperm whale and squid (ink and some white paint on board, 51 x 77 cm.)

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