Bird: Morris Beverley Robinson, Buffel Headed Duck, 1855
Artist: Morris Beverley Robinson
Engraver: Fawcett B
Size: 300 x 245mm
Condition: very good
Technique: Wood engraving
Description; Beautifully executed hand-coloured wood engraving
Morris was editor of The Naturalist, which described itself as "A popular monthly magazine illustrative of the animal, vegetable, and mineral kingdoms".Beverley R. Morris authored a similar two-volume work, British Game Birds and Wild Fowl (1855) which he also illustrated with plates coloured by hand. The book was well reviewed, the Daily News saying that it "has a unique position among works of its class. The sixty hand-coloured plates are splendidly executed".