Morris's Nest and Egg Engravings
February 18, 2009
So, in the previous post, I wrote about my trip to Edinboro, PA and the etching was able to make at the university's print lab there. The etching was inspired by an engraving hanging in the house of my host. Someone that read that post and my description of said engraving is a natural history print collector, and was kind enough to send me (thanks Bill) a little information about it. The original engraving (which I have posted a picture of above) is from an entire series from an 1875 edition of Francis Orpen Morris, A Natural History of the Nests & Eggs of British Birds. Many of the images of these can be viewed HERE (and purchased as well). Image courtesy Panteek.com, a natural history print dealer.
Also above, is an image of my latest proof of my etching. I added the text across the bottom " T. migratorius, American Robin" and printed the nest plate in a sepia ink rather than a graphite which the last was printed. For those of you that have asked about its availability, I will be selling it though my main site and Etsy shop as soon as I am able to edition it; hopefully in a couple of weeks!