A selection of fauna illustrations, including hand coloured engraved plates by the eighteenth century illustrator Georg Dionysius Ehret, one of the masters of botanical art.
Swallows with blossom
Swallows with blossom
1. Polyanthes, 2. Oxalis, 3. Iris
1. Polyanthes, 2. Oxalis, 3. Iris
Carp
Carp
Godwit
Godwit
'Magnolia lauri folio subtus albicante, Sweet Flowering Bay / Coccothraustes coerulea, The Blew Grosbeak'
'Magnolia lauri folio subtus albicante, Sweet Flowering Bay / Coccothraustes coerulea, The Blew Grosbeak'
'Coccothraustes purpurea, The Purple Gross-beak / Toxicodendron folys alatis'
'Coccothraustes purpurea, The Purple Gross-beak / Toxicodendron folys alatis'
Apatura iris
Apatura iris
Prunus with White Eye
Prunus with White Eye
Malus sp. blossom with Sparrow.
Malus sp. blossom with Sparrow.
'Muscicapa striata, Ampellis cristata'
'Muscicapa striata, Ampellis cristata'
'Parus hudsonicus, Emberiza hyemalis, Emberiza leucophrys'
'Parus hudsonicus, Emberiza hyemalis, Emberiza leucophrys'
'Loxia zeylonica, Fringilla melanocephala'
'Loxia zeylonica, Fringilla melanocephala'