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Our company name is EastCoastArt. Lot of 48 hand colored book lithographs. Prints: 8.75"x 5.5". Fantastic set of hand colored lithographs featuring 48 unique bird species, originally drawn from nature by Alexander Wilson, who is considered to be the father of American Ornithology, and hand colored and engraved by William H. (July 6, 1766 - August 23, 1813) was a.
As the "Father of American Ornithology", Wilson is regarded as the greatest American ornithologist prior to. Wilson was born in Paisley. Scotland on July 6, 1766.
He was apprenticed as a weaver in 1779. While working as a weaver in Paisley, Wilson became seriously interested in poetry. He was inspired by the dialect verse of Robert Burns. Who was only seven years older.
He was close friends with fellow Paisley poet Ebenezer Picken. In addition to ballads and pastoral pieces, Wilson wrote satirical commentary on the conditions of weavers in the mills. His authorship of a satirical poem with severe personal statements about a mill owner resulted in Wilson's arrest. His work was said to be inflammatory and libelous; he was often in trouble with the law. Because he devoted little time to his trade as a weaver, Wilson lived in poverty.In 1794, he decided to emigrate to America. With a nephew, Wilson left Scotland in May 1794 at the age of 27 and settled in Pennsylvania. Opportunities were scarce for weavers in the Philadelphia area, and Wilson turned to teaching.
Wilson taught at the Milestown School. In Bristol Township, the present-day East Oak Lane.Neighborhood of Philadelphia, for five years from 1796 to 1801. He then moved on to teach briefly in New Jersey. Eventually, Wilson settled into a position at Gray's Ferry. Pennsylvania, and took up residence in nearby Kingsessing. There, he met the famous naturalist William Bartram. Who encouraged Wilson's interest in ornithology. Resolved to publish a collection of illustrations of all the birds of North America, Wilson traveled widely, collecting and painting.
Of the 268 species of birds illustrated in its pages, 26 had not previously been described. His illustrations of birds in poses were an inspiration for James Audubon and other illustrators and naturalists. In 1813, Wilson was elected a member of the American Philosophical Society.
Wilson died on August 23, 1813, "of dysentery, overwork, and chronic poverty" according to one report. He was buried in Philadelphia, in the cemetery at Gloria Dei (Old Swedes') church. The ninth and final volume of American Ornithology was completed by Wilson's friend and patron George Ord.An image entitled "Swedish Lutheran Church", which depicts an apparently elderly individual mourning at the grave of Wilson. Was drawn by Thomas Sully.
In Paisley, a statue of Wilson was erected on the grounds of Paisley Abbey. A memorial on the banks of River Cart.
Near the Hammills rapids and waterfall, commemorates Wilson's connection to that city. Here was his boyhood playground. A genus of warblers, Wilsonia.
(now obsolete), was named for Wilson by Charles Lucien Bonaparte. Several species of bird were also named in honor of Wilson, including the Wilson's storm-petrel.
According to an article about his life, Wilson's meeting with James Audubon. "Probably inspired Audubon to publish his own book on birds, and he also influenced many later artists and ornithologists". The Wilson Journal of Ornithology. And the Wilson Ornithological Society also bear his name. (1788 - 30 March 1859) was a Scottish painter and.The son of Daniel Lizars. And brother of the surgeon John Lizars. He was born at Edinburgh. In 1788, and was educated at the high school there. His sister Jean (Jane) Home married Sir William Jardine. His father was a publisher and an engraver who had been a pupil of Andrew Bell. And engraved portraits as book illustrations. Lizars was first apprenticed to his father, from whom he learnt engraving, and then entered as a student under John Graham. At Edinburgh, where he was a fellow-student with Sir David Wilkie. In 1812, on the death of his father, Lizars had to carry on the business of engraving and copperplate printing in order to support his mother and family. He employed the artists Horatio McCulloch. Another employee was William Howison.
George Aikman, father of George Aikman. The painter, also worked for Lizars before setting up on his own. In Edinburgh in October 1826, introduced (on Audubon's account) with his portfolio by the naturalists Patrick Neill. So began an intense period when Lizars helped Audubon meet Edinburgh luminaries likely to be useful to him: Robert Jameson. Lizars had a celebrated portrait of Audubon painted it is now in the White House.In his wolfskin coat, in late November; and the following day took him to meet George Combe. Lizars had agreed to publish Audubon's Birds of America.
After a promising start, the business did not go well, and Audubon moved the production to London. The work was completed by the Havell family. In the early 1830s he is listed as operating from 3 St James Square, in Edinburgh. The centre for printers at that time.
He was still living there at the end of his life. Lizars perfected a method of etching which performed the functions of wood-engraving, for illustration of books. He died in Edinburgh on 30 March 1859, leaving a widow and family. He is buried in St Cuthbert's Churchyard. At the west end of Princes Street.His brother John Lizars, surgeon d. The grave lies on the small mound, south-west of the church. Lizars took an active part in the foundation of the Royal Scottish Academy. From 1808 to 1815, Lizars was a frequent exhibitor of portraits, and of sacred and domestic subjects, at exhibitions in Edinburgh. In 1812 he sent two pictures to the Royal Academy. In London, Reading the Will and A Scotch Wedding. They were admired, were hung on the line, and were engraved.
They went to the National Gallery of Scotland. He engraved The Ommeganck at Antwerp, after Gustave Wappers. For the Royal Gallery of Art, and Puck and the Fairies, after Richard Dadd. He also engraved plates of Scottish scenery for publications, and the Anatomical Plates of 1822 for his brother John.Two pictures of churches by Lizars were in the Royal Scottish Academy's collection. There was a pencil drawing by him, done in 1815, of John Flaxman. In the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. 100% Guaranteed to be as described. We ask for your patience and assure you we are acting as quickly as we can.
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