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