Bird, Von Wright Willhelm, Astur Gentilis, Sweden, c1927

Bird, Von Wright Willhelm, Astur Gentilis, Sweden, c1927

Regular price $250.00 Sale

Date: c1927

Artist: Von Wright Willhelm 

Publisher: Bortzellsa and Co

Paper Size: 270 x 375mm

Condition: very good

Technique: Chromolithograph

Price: $250

Description: Chromolithograph

 Biography

Willhelm Von Wright

Swedish Finnish

Wilhelm von Wright was born at the village of Haminalahti in Kuopio, Finland. His ancestors included Scottish merchants who had settled in Narva during the 17th-Century. His father Henrik Magnus von Wright was a retired Major who owned the family estate, Haminalahden. Two of his brothers, Magnus von Wright (1805–1868) and Ferdinand von Wright (1822- 1906) also became painters and illustrators. At the invitation of Magnus, he travelled to Sweden in 1823, where he participated in producing the multi-volume Svenska Fåglar (Stockholm: C. von Scheele. 1828) for Swedish ornithologist Nils Bonde

is most important solo effort involved Skandinaviens fiskar (Stockholm: P. A. Norstedt & Söner, 1836-1857) by Bengt Fredrik Fries and Carl Jakob Sundevall, for which he provided 60 color illustrations. He also contributed drawings to the Swedish periodicity Tidskrift för Jagare och Natur Forskaren which was published in Stockholm by the Svenska Jägareförbundet for hunters and naturalists

 In 1833, he became a member of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce and, two years later, was elected to the Royal Swedish Academy of Arts. After 1836, he lived on the island of Orust in the parish of Morlanda in Bohuslän where he established his residence at Marieberg. In 1845 he married Maria Margareta Bildt (1816-1884). In 1855 was appointed as inspector for fisheries in Bohuslän. Not long after, he had a stroke, which left him incapacitated for the rest of his life

 

After his wife's death in 1884, he suffered a serious decline and died early at Orust in 1887.[2]