Red-Tailed Hawk in pursuit of a mouse, a painting of the hawk in flight, wings spread and talons poised to strike at the mouse as it flees toward a refuge in a haystack, all in the foreground of a blue sky and farm scene, signed by the artist in the lower left corner beneath the haystack.

[Montgomery, PA?]: nd [ca. 1945]. Gouache on board, 13 x 17 inches. Abbott (1895-1950) was a popular American illustrator of wildlife. A native of Brookline, Massachusetts, he studied at Harvard and was thereafter engaged in business in New York City. He moved to Altadena, California in the early 1930s and then relocated to Montgomery, Pennsylvania in 1935. He illustrated two ornithological works by Leion Augustus Hausman, an "Illustrated Encyclopedia of American Birds" (1944) and a "Field Book of Eastern Birds" (1946). His illustrations also appeared in various books by Marguerite Henry, Gertrude Howell Hildreth, Sterner St. Paul Meek, Rutherford George Montgomery, Charles Anthony Stephens, and others. A lovely rural image in vivid colors. Fine. (#6842). Item #59445

Price: $500.00

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