Tawny Fish Owl - Artist unknown

The Hodgson Drawings Collection - Artist unknown
Tawny Fish Owl (Culmurynis flavipes), c.1835.
Watercolour on paper, 537 x 365 mm.

Brian Houghton Hodgson (1800-1894) lived in Nepal during the early nineteenth century. A complex man with many talents and interests, he became fascinated with both the culture and natural history of this region of the world.

Hodgson commissioned many natural history drawings by local artists. These provided naturalists in the west with an invaluable record of the animals and especially the birds to be found in Nepal.

 

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