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James Alder (1920 - 2007)

Ring Ouzel

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  • Ring Ouzel - 1

A collection of Scraper Board images of birds some of which were used as illustrations for books.

Provenance: Direct from the Alder family

Scraper Board  8" x 6"    Signed with initials,Titled and supplied with certificate of authenticity.

(unframed)

£425.00

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ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

James Alder (1920 - 2007)

Born in Newcastle Upon Tyne, James Alder was a painter, illustrator and sculptor of Natural History and described as the successor to the great engraver and artist Thomas Bewick. A major figure in Natural History in the North East, he served latterly as president of the Natural History Society of Northumbria and was awarded honorary degrees from the University of Northumbria and a Doctorate from Newcastle University. Working for several years as the chief animalia sculptor for Royal Worcester, he produced many beautiful limited edition models in both porcelain and bronze. 

Perhaps the pinnacle of his career were his two limited edition books of "The Birds and Flowers of the Castle of Mey" for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother and the "Birds of Balmoral" for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Described by a leading art authority "James Alder was a towering figure of Natural History and wildlife illustration in the region for almost half a century". 

Other paintings by this artist:

  • Badgers in Moonlight
  • Birds and Flowers of the Castle of Mey
  • Birds Of Paradise
  • Birds Of Paradise
  • Birds Of Paradise
  • Birds Of Paradise
  • Black necked Grebe
  • Bluethroat
  • Chaffinches
  • Dunlin
  • Golden Conure, Brazil
  • Golden Oriole
  • Pale Bellied Brent
  • Pied Flycatcher
  • Rainbow Lorikeet, Papua Newguinea
  • Sedge Warbler
  • Short-eared Owl
  • The Chillingham Cattle
  • The Chillingham Cattle (sketch)
  • Turquoise Parakeet, Northern Australia
  • Waxwing
  • Wheatear
  • The Chase, Merlin
  • Crocuses
  • The Holly
  • The dragonfly
  • Stoats

Artwork Tags: Animal | Northumbrian | Watercolour

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