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Birds of Great Britain and Ireland
by Arthur Butler
Illustrated by Henrik Grönvold and F.W. Frohawk
Published by Caxton Publishing Co., London, circa 1890

Original 125-year-old color lithographs (chromolithographs) • Titles in English
Sheet size: approximately 8.75 x 11.25 inches.

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Henrik Grönvold

Henrik Grönvold (1858-1940) was a Danish naturalist and artist. From an early age, he developed an interest in natural history
and spent his time drawing the birds and animals around him. In his early years he studied drawing in Copenhagen, Denmark.

In 1892, Grönvold left for America by way of England. It was in London that he landed a job preparing bird skeletons for the Natural History Museum. There he developed skill as a taxidermist and established his reputation as an artist. In 1895, Gronvold joined an expedition to the Savage islands, returning later to continue as an artist at the Musem.

By the end of the century, Grönvold’s work was well represented in scientific literature.
He also produced plates of bird eggs (see page 4) , which were quite unusual and rarely found in early bird books.

Click thumbnails for enlargement (note: entire sheet is too large for scanner)

Grey Wagtail
Plate 49
Grey Wagtail
$40

Blue-headed Wagtail
Plate 50
Blue-headed Wagtail
$45

Yellow Wagtail
Plate 51
Yellow Wagtail
$45

Tree Pipit
Plate 52
Tree Pipit
$40

Meadow Pipit
Plate 53
Meadow Pipit
$40

Tawny Pipit
Plate 54
Tawny Pipit
$35

Richard's Pipit
Plate 55
Richard's Pipit
$35

Rock Pipit
Plate 56
Rock Pipit
(short tear in margin)
$30

Golden Oriole
Plate 57
Golden Oriole
$45

Red-backed Shrike
Plate 59
Red-backed Shrike
$40

Woodchat Shrike
Plate 60
Woodchat Shrike

Spotted Flycatcher
Plate 62
Spotted Flycatcher

Pied Flycatcher
Plate 63
Pied Flycatcher
$35

Red-breasted Flycatcher
Plate 64
Red-breasted Flycatcher
$40

Sand Martin
Plate 67
Sand Martin
$45

Hawfinch
Plate 69
Hawfinch
$45

Two-barred Crossbill
Plate 70
Two-barred Crossbill
$45

Common Crossbill
Plate 71
Common Crossbill
$45

Bullfinch
Plate 72
Bullfinch
$45

Serin Finch
Plate 73
Serin Finch
$40

Siskin
Plate 74
Siskin
$40

Goldfinch
Plate 75
Goldfinch
$50

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