“Chaffinch Nest & Eggs”

By James Bolton

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$320 (Unframed)

Bio

James Bolton was an English naturalist, botanist, mycologist, and illustrator. Born near Warley in the West Riding of Yorkshire in England in 1735, he was the son of William Bolton, a weaver. James initially followed in his father’s trade, but later became a self-taught art teacher and finally a publican in his home village of Warley. Bolton’s final published work was Harmonia Ruralis, an “essay towards a natural history of British songbirds,” issued in two volumes (1794–1796). Birds and their nests were drawn from life, while the text contained many of Bolton’s first-hand observations. The popularity of the subject matter led to two subsequent, but posthumous editions in 1830 and 1845.

Medium Antique Hand-colored English Etching (1845)

Dimensions 8" x 6" (Unframed)

Styles Etchings, Original Art On Paper

Subjects Animals