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Bird Illustrations from Game Birds and Fishes of North America

Bird Illustrations Game Birds and Fishes of North America CC0 High Resolution Images

Delicate vintage bird illustrations from Game Birds and Fishes of North America, illustrated by the American scientific illustrator, John L. Ridgway (1859-1947) and the Canadian illustrator, William B. Gillette (1864-1937). Ridgway, also a brother of the well-known ornithologist, Robert Ridgway, acquired intricate illustration skills after spending his life working as a draftsman for many institutions. Gillette was a prolific painter of wildlife watercolors, especially those of fish and game birds as well as providing illustrations for natural history textbooks and nature guides. We have made these public domain artworks from our own 1913 antique Portfolio Edition free for you to download for either personal or commercial use.