Arrow Fat Left Icon Arrow Fat Right Icon Arrow Right Icon Cart Icon Close Circle Icon Expand Arrows Icon Facebook Icon Pinterest Icon Twitter Icon Youtube Icon Hamburger Icon Information Icon Down Arrow Icon Mail Icon Mini Cart Icon Person Icon Ruler Icon Search Icon Shirt Icon Triangle Icon Bag Icon Play Video
  • Artworks by celebrated naturalist Roger Tory Peterson auction in New York
  • Post author
    Paul Fraser
  • Artworksbycelebratednaturalist

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.

 

Join our readers in 186 countries around the world - sign up for your free weekly Collectibles Newsletter today

  • Post author
    Paul Fraser
  • Artworksbycelebratednaturalist