These lovely animal and bird illustrations were originally published in London in the 1860s by Oliver Goldsmith. They were made to educate the general population in natural history. The Victorians were very interested in natural history and indeed many pursued it as hobby, for example collecting and studying butterflies, beetles and wild flowers.
Our fine art prints are inspired by antique illustrations. We make them with superb pigmented inks and heavyweight German fine art paper made from 100% cotton and spring water.