Fieldmouse by MacGillivray

William MacGillivray (1796-1852)
Long-tailed field mouse (Apodemus sylvaticus), 1831.
Watercolour on paper, 396 x 519 mm.

William MacGillivray was born in Scotland. A naturalist and bird enthusiast, he illustrated and wrote many books on ornithnology. He was also an accomplished artist and throughout the 1830s produced a collection of large-scale drawings of birds and mammals.

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