Ready for the big weekend? A superb owl from our collection:
John James Audubon (1785–1851), Northern Saw-whet Owl (Aegolius acadicus), Study for Havell pl. 199, ca. 1833. Watercolor, graphite, pastel, black chalk, gouache, and black ink on paper, laid on card. New-York Historical Society, 1863.17.199. On display in Audubon’s Aviary: Parts Unknown.
Plantae selectae Augsburg 1750 - 1773; on Flickr.
Reproduced from original documents from the University Library of Munich, the city and State Library of Augsburg and the University Library of Erlangen-Nuremberg.
At the beginning of the Plantae selectae are the portraits of the painter Georg Dionysius Ehret, the collector and patron Christoph Jacob Trew, the publisher of the botanist Johann Jacob Haid and Benedict Christian Vogel. They were instrumental in bringing about this work.
"The whole culture is telling you to hurry, while the art tells you to take your time. Always listen to the art."
Who are you calling an ugly duckling? Wildlife photographer conjures up some animal magic
Wildlife photographer Richard Austin, the author of two books on his encounters while working with all creatures great and small, has captured nature in all its glory with these snaps of animals enjoying British blooms.
Decorative back cover (1908) . Author: François Coppée (1842-1908). Binder: Emile Mercier (1855-1910).
Image and text NYPL Digital Collection