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Mark Catesby at the Gibbes — The Little Thrush and the Dahoon Holly

by Peter Ingle

ONE OF THE FINEST PAIRS worth examining in this exhibition is the watercolor sketch and later etching of “The Little Thrush and the Dahoon Holly.” Together they demonstrate how Catesby observed, what his intentions seem to have been, and how he adjusted his art and science to complement each other. Sometimes an artist’s initial sketch captures... Read »

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It is with life as it is with art: the deeper one penetrates, the broader the view.                   
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