Ptarmigan in winter plumage, flying across the snow
A pair of grey partridge on the moor
Ptarmigan in the snow
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Archibald Thorburn ( 1860 - 1935)
Archibald Thorburn was born in Lasswade near Edinburgh on 31st May 1860 and was destined to become Britain’s, and some would say the world’s, greatest wildlife artist of all time. Even by the age of 30 in 1890 he was regarded as the best to have been seen in Britain, and that reputation has remained intact and unchallenged ever since.