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Series of Four William Goodall Watercolor Paintings of Birds, circa 1790

$5,750per set


A series of four William Goodall watercolor paintings of birds with vintage speckled smoked bronze mirror mats and matching mirrored frames. The birds include a Tangier, a Parakeet, a Poe Bird-Eater, and a Green Creeper. The artist hand-scripted the bird types in latin as well as English. They have wire hanging hardware. William Goodall (1757-1844) was educated at Eton and at an early age studied both natural history and the Fine arts with his brother, who collected natural history prints. William became an ordained priest of the Church of England and served as absentee rector at All Saints Church, Marsham, near Aylsham in Norfolk from 1787-1844. In 1788 he married the sole heiress of Dinton Hall, Buckinghamshire, making him Lord of the Manor and a Justice of the Peace for Bucks. Dinton Hall is a large, part Jacobean, house with a long and famous history going back to the Saxons. William lived in a more leisurely age when the only way to create a visual archive was to paint, which became his life-long hobby. He did many works of animals, birds and plants. Framed watercolors measure 18" W x 23" H and mat opening measures 7.5" W x 12.75" H. N.P. Trent has been a respected name in antiques for over 30 years with a large collection of period furniture, art and decorative accessories.


  • Creator
    William Goodall (Artist)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 23 in. (58.42 cm)Width: 18 in. (45.72 cm)Depth: .75 in. (1.91 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 4
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  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Mirrored mats and frames have a beautiful speckled patina with some minor chipping and cracks. The paintings have some discoloration appropriate with their age. Please refer to dealer for a condition report.
  • Seller Location
    valatie, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU846311391731

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