Magnus von Wright Art Birds 10

Wright, Magnus von

This print originates from: 'Svenska Foglar' by Magnus von Wright, published in 1917-1929, printed by A. Bortzells, Stockholm. (The first edition appeared between 1828 and 1837). The lithography on these plates is exquisite and very difficult to distinguish from hand-painting.

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Magnus von Wright (* 1805 in Kuopio, Finland; † 1868 in Helsinki) was a Finnish painter and ornithologist.

Studied art in Stockholm under C. J. Fahlgranz and J. F. Julin.

From 1828-1838 he worked on 'Svenska Foglar', a large illustrated collection of Swedish birds.

From 1829 von Wright worked in Finland as a cartographer, taxidermist and art teacher. Besides numerous paintings of animals he also created many landscape paintings and still lifes.

From 1849 until his death in 1868 he worked as a drawing teacher at the university.

Topic: Animals

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