||NORBURY, Richard (1815-1886)
Encyclia sp. (Orchid)
Pencil, pen, ink, watercolour and wash signed (right margin) 'R. Norbury' and dated '1838'
. Sheet size: 16 3/4 x 13 inches (visible area). French wash-line mat, gold leaf frame.
A fine watercolour, dating from the early years of the explosion of interest in orchids. Little is known of Richard Norbury, who is listed as having taught at both the Government School of Design at Somerset House (set up in 1837) and later at its provincial offshoot, the Liverpool school of design.