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
images from the Hodgson Collection