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Bird Print Antique, Rufous Warbler, Water Bird Print, History of British Birds, F O Morris, 1851

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This is an original hand-colored woodblock print


Rufous Warbler


Carefully taken from A History of British Birds, by the Reverend Francis Orpen Morris, Pub Groombridge & Son, London, 1851


Size: 6½ in x 10 in, 17 cm x 26 cm (approx)


It is in excellent condition. There is some very light age toning around the edges which can easily be matted out.



Francis Orpen Morris (1810-1893) was an Irish clergyman, notable as "parson-naturalist" (ornithologist and entomologist) and as the author of many children's books and books on natural history and heritage buildings.

Morris was the eldest son of the Royal Navy's Admiral Henry Gage Morris and Rebecca Orpen, youngest daughter of the Rev. Francis Orpen, vicar of Kilgarvan, co. Kerry. Francis Orpen Morris grew up on the western shores of Ireland where he developed an enduring love of the natural world.

His love of natural history grew whilst at school, and he started a collection of birds and insects. He left school in 1828, spent a year with a private tutor, and enrolled at Worcester College, Oxford. He entered the Church and became curate at Hanging Heaton, near Dewsbury in Yorkshire. Then followed his ordaining as Deacon by the Archbishop of York in August 1834. In November 1844, he became vicar of Nafferton near Driffield in East Yorkshire, a parish he served for nine years. In 1854 he moved to the Rectory of Nunburnholme, near Market Weighton in East Yorkshire. Here he had ample leisure to pursue his interests in natural history.

Morris acquired a reputation for writing popular essays on natural history and in particular on birds. His first book was an arrangement of British birds and was published in 1834. About this time he formed a close working association with Benjamin Fawcett (1808–1893), a local printer. This relationship would last nearly 50 years and have a profound effect on British ornithology. Benjamin Fawcett was arguably the most accomplished of nineteenth century woodblock colour printers.

Morris' books were mostly published by Groombridge & Sons, of London. His first best-seller was A History of British Birds which was published from June 1850 in monthly parts over a period of some seven years.

He died on 10 February 1893 and was buried at Nunburnholme, East Riding of Yorkshire, England.
This is an original hand-colored woodblock print


Rufous Warbler


Carefully taken from A History of British Birds, by the Reverend Francis Orpen Morris, Pub Groombridge & Son, London, 1851


Size: 6½ in x 10 in, 17 cm x 26 cm (approx)


It is in excellent condition. There is some very light age toning around the edges which can easily be matted out.



Francis Orpen Morris (1810-1893) was an Irish clergyman, notable as "parson-naturalist" (ornithologist and entomologist) and as the author of many children's books and books on natural history and heritage buildings.

Morris was the eldest son of the Royal Navy's Admiral Henry Gage Morris and Rebecca Orpen, youngest daughter of the Rev. Francis Orpen, vicar of Kilgarvan, co. Kerry. Francis Orpen Morris grew up on the western shores of Ireland where he developed an enduring love of the natural world.

His love of natural history grew whilst at school, and he started a collection of birds and insects. He left school in 1828, spent a year with a private tutor, and enrolled at Worcester College, Oxford. He entered the Church and became curate at Hanging Heaton, near Dewsbury in Yorkshire. Then followed his ordaining as Deacon by the Archbishop of York in August 1834. In November 1844, he became vicar of Nafferton near Driffield in East Yorkshire, a parish he served for nine years. In 1854 he moved to the Rectory of Nunburnholme, near Market Weighton in East Yorkshire. Here he had ample leisure to pursue his interests in natural history.

Morris acquired a reputation for writing popular essays on natural history and in particular on birds. His first book was an arrangement of British birds and was published in 1834. About this time he formed a close working association with Benjamin Fawcett (1808–1893), a local printer. This relationship would last nearly 50 years and have a profound effect on British ornithology. Benjamin Fawcett was arguably the most accomplished of nineteenth century woodblock colour printers.

Morris' books were mostly published by Groombridge & Sons, of London. His first best-seller was A History of British Birds which was published from June 1850 in monthly parts over a period of some seven years.

He died on 10 February 1893 and was buried at Nunburnholme, East Riding of Yorkshire, England.

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