Spiloglaux boweri (Brown Owl)


Title:
Spiloglaux boweri (Brown Owl)
Date:
C1915
Artist:
Henrik Gronvold (1858-1940)
Engraver:
Witherby & Co
Image Size:
335mm x 240mm (13.19" x 9.45")
Condition:
In good condition.
Technique:
Lithograph with original hand colouring
Price:

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$A 245
Stock Number:
BI AA MATH 262 (NOGY) (C102-F)
Description:
Rare lithograph of the extinct the Lord Howe boobook Owl from Mathews, Birds of Australia. It was endemic to Lord How Island.

Common name: Lord Howe boobook
Binomial name: Ninox (Ninox) novaeseelandiae lurida
First described: Ramsay, 1888


Biography:

Henrik Grönvold (1858-1940)

Danish naturalist and artist, known for his illustrations of birds. Gronvold had an early interest in natural history, and an early aptitude for natural history art. He studied drawing in Copenhagen, and worked first as a draughtsman of the Royal Danish Army's artillery and an illustrator at the Biological Research Station of Copenhagen.

In 1892, Gronvold left Denmark intending to emigrate to the United States but while in London en route, he was employed at the Natural History Museum preparing anatomical specimens. Gronvold became a skilled taxidermist, and established a reputation as an artist. He was employed at the Museum until 1895, when he accompanied William Ogilvie-Grant on an expedition to the Salvage Islands. After this expedition, Gronvold worked at the Museum in an unofficial capacity as an artist for decades, and only left London to attend an ornithological congress in Berlin. 

 Gronvold died at Bedford in 1940 and was survived by his wife Josefine, and daughter Elsa, who had become a skilled portrait painter.

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