Owls by Reverend F.O. Morris! Find the antique owl print you are looking for.
How were these antique owl prints produced?
FIRST… The original illustrations were transferred onto boxwood plates. Each wood plate measured about 1″ thick. Each slab was engraved with special engraver’s tools known as burins. When the engraving was finished to satisfaction, it was inked up with black ink. The inked boxwood plate was pressed onto a high quality piece of paper. After the ink dried, the water color illumination was added by hand.
Antique Owl Engravings by Morris
Owls by Morris include: the Hawk Owl, Mottled Owl, and the Snowy Owl. By the way, I feel anyone is TRUELY PRIVILEGED to see an owl in the wild. And especially privileged to have one on their property. Each old hand colored engraving measures about 6 1/2 x 10″. Excellent condition with bright water coloring.Click here to contact us.
Hand colored Owl engravings from 1890.
These old owl prints Morris were published in 1890. These English hand colored wood engravings were produced by Reverend F.O. Morris, and no kidding, his entire congregation. He loved birds, apparent by the illustrations he authored on birds, published books on bird, eggs and nests.