Between 1817 and 1842, he went on a succession of expeditions in the US, Colombia, and the Pacific islands, as artist and naturalist. Yet he was even buried in an unmarked grave. Does modesty pay?
Edward Lear paints his visits to Palestine, Greece, Albania, and India, including a breathtaking view of Kangchenjunga from Darjeeling.
Once Britain’s foremost natural history artist, when he realised his eyesight was failing he turned to painting landscapes on his travels.
She was in Suriname for two years, painting butterflies, moths, their relationships with plants and their lifecycles, but had to return early with malaria.
She set out to investigate, document and paint the lifecycles of butterflies and moths at a time when most thought they arose spontaneously.
From Gustave Doré and Winslow Homer, to Vincent van Gogh and Odilon Redon – modern paintings of butterflies.
From Pisanello and Dosso Dossi to William Holman Hunt and Richard Dadd: paintings showing butterflies.
After a rough patch in the 1890s, he found his earlier form and painted spectacular works showing seabirds around the fragment coast of the Baltic.
Following Dürer’s 1502 painting of a Young Hare, Liljefors painted wild birds and animals in their natural environment. He remains one of the most important wildlife artists.
Come travel through Europe and beyond in the magnificent watercolours painted by the author of ‘The Owl and the Pussycat’.