Thursday, November 4, 2010

1901 The Barn Owl

The fabulous Barn Owl with its heart shaped face, dark eyes and golden buff feathers on its back is joined by fifteen other birds to colorfully grace this plate. This graceful and elegant print was originally intended as a scientific document for academic purposes. Now, not surprisingly, this ornithological masterpiece can be appreciated for its real beauty with birds that are rare, common, and sadly, some extinct.

1 comment:

Christine H. said...

It is a masterpiece, and the barn owl is particularly beautiful.