George III Ornithological Watercolour


showing a Hen Padda or Rice Bird perched on the branch of a fruiting Siberian Crabapple tree and with a lake with two boatmen and a watermill in the distance. Presented mounted and framed

Height 46 cm (18 inches) framed
Width 37 cm (14.5 inches) framed

This watercolour was probably based on the copper plate engraving from A Natural History of Uncommon Birds by George Edwards: Plate 42 here illustrated.

Published 1743-1751.

George Edwards generally acknowledged as the Father of British ornithology.