Artworks by celebrated naturalist Roger Tory Peterson auction in New York

On September 28, Christie's New York will auction off twenty original paintings by the celebrated naturalist, artist, and educator Roger Tory Peterson (1908-1996). 

Peterson's best-selling field guides, beginning with his seminal 1934 book A Field Guide to the Birds of North America, have been a must-read for generations of ornithologists and bird-watchers alike. 

This selection of original paintings and works on paper, consigned directly from Peterson's art studio, represents the largest selection of works by the late artist ever to be offered to the public.


A detail from Roger Tory Peterson's Tropical Birds

Among the sale's highlights will be Tropical Birds, as originally featured in the famous book The World of Birds.

The original gouache of paper artwork measures 8 x 14.5 inches, and will appear at Christie's with a pre-sale estimate of $15,000-25,000.

Watch this space for further news on the sale.

 

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