Franz von Siebold
Philipp Franz von Siebold, a German physician
and botanist, died Oct. 18, 1866, at the age of 70…
Illustrations of British Fungi (Hymenomycetes), to serve as an atlas to the “Handbook of British Fungi”.
By Cooke, Mordecai Cubitt,
LondonWilliams and Norgate1881-91
New York Botanical Garden
A batch of Corvids, complete!
Common Green Magpie (Cissa chinensis)
Grey Treepie (Dendrocitta formosae)
Common Raven (Corvus corax)
(illustration board, pencil, watercolour pencil, ink, metallic paint).
Some more progress made on my bumble bee illustration this week. I’m really enjoying creating the structure through stippling with this one. The depth seems to emerge so naturally!
quick update since I need to put new work up here (I’ve been so lazy) here are two stippled pieces I’m working on. Back at it again with the parasaurolophus!!!
The mystery of a beautifully painted watercolour of a dead bird that was found in Antarctica’s oldest building has been solved.
The painting of a Tree Creeper was in a hut built by Norwegian explorers and later used by the Scott expedition.
The image was found in a pile of papers covered in mould and penguin excrement.
It is believed to be by British scientist Dr Edward Wilson, who died on the ill-fated Scott expedition to the South Pole in 1912.
Antarctic Heritage Trust paper conservator Josefin Bergmark-Jimenez described the find as the greatest moment in her career. Read more.