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This online exhibition depicts the history of ornithological illustration, with links leading to more detailed information and other images available for viewing. The exhibition is organized by illustration technique, each section begins with an introduction explaining the technique and also listing famous artists and authors in that medium. To navigate through the online exhibition, follow the arrows at the bottom of each page.

Curator's Introduction


Metal Engravings & Etchings

Wood Engravings & Woodcuts

Hand-Colored Lithographs


Style Comparisons

(This exhibition was designed for optimal viewing using browsers that support frames. This alternate version of the site uses the same content but the navigation within the site is modified. If your browser supports frames, you can switch to the frames version.