Large Original Anne Worsham Richardson (1919-2012) 1952 Exceptional Watercolor "October Flight" featuring a pair of Mallard Drakes. Never reproduced. Painted in 1952, especially for the Richardson's close friends and with a hand written note from Anne Worsham Richardson and her husband Marvin "Dibble" Richardson . In addition, there is also a 2001 appraisal from the The Birds I Gallery on Church Street, Charleston, which was Anne's Gallery. Professionally framed and matted wood frame and under Museum Glass, the watercolor is in excellent condition, with the colors remaining vibrant and clear. In frame 32"x40"x1 1/2". Image 19"x27". Weight 19 pds 6 oz. PROVENANCE: A Private Charleston SC Estate. ***Pickup only or Shipping on this item offered through Outward Bound 413-854-3676, Laney’s Ship & Haul 256-770-5750, Pak Mail 843-849-0310 - email@example.com. The UPS store 843-202-0141 - firstname.lastname@example.org or locally AJ Williams & Sons 843-442-0462. Contact us for a list of more shippers or contact your own choice of shipper directly. *** Known as the “Charleston Bird Lady,” Anne Worsham Richardson (1919-2012), renowned wildlife artist, was sometimes dubbed the Audubon of her time. Born near Turbeville, South Carolina in 1919, Anne Richardson became a specialized painter of birds and received attention from collectors including Presidents Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan. Anne Worsham Richardson was South Carolina's official painter of the State Bird and Flower "Carolina Wren and Yellow Jessamine" and the State Butterfly "Yellow Swallow-tailed with Wild Azalea". She was the first woman painter to receive the "Art Print of the Year" award. She was inducted into the S.C. Hall of Fame in 1991. She was a member of the Carolina Art Association, Charleston Artist Guild, Guild of South Carolina Artists, Charleston Natural History Society, National Audubon Society and Carolina Bird Club. She was also a frequent lecturer. Married to Johannes Peter Paszek, she lived on an estate on James Island near Charleston. where they created a bird sanctuary. The Paszeks operated a bird sanctuary at their James Island home to rehabilitate injured birds. As the birds were recovering, she used them as models. Always willing to share her love and knowledge of birds, she welcomed many visitors and school children to visit the sanctuary She was honored by the U.S. Department of the Interior for her conservation work.