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A sketch book of birds by Charles Tunnicliffe

The superb colour sketches and accompanying notes of Charles Tunnicliffe - spanning a period of almost thirty years - make this a book to treasure for bird-lovers and wildlife artists alike. Chapters on seabirds, waders, geese, ducks and swans, birds of prey and miscellaneous birds mean that a massive spectrum of birds are portrayed. 'One of the best bird books ever published' Daily Mail 'Every page is a delight. This book is not only for bird lovers, it is for all of us ...a book to be bought and treasured' J.T.R Sharrock British Birds 'A real prize for all who love birds' Yorkshire Life 'This is a beautiful volume which will provide many lessons for an aspiring bird artist, or just give a lot a pleasure to lovers of birds' The Lady 'Magnificent illustrations ...For anyone with an interest in birds, this book is a delight' Manchester Evening News --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author
Charles Tunnicliffe was born in Langley, Cheshire in 1901. He obtained his diploma for painting from the Royal College of Art in 1921. He was elected Associate of the Royal Academy of Arts in 1944 and elected R.A. in 1954. An exhibition of his bird drawings opened at the Royal Academy in 1974. In the same year he received the Gold Medal of the RSPB, of which he was a vice-president. He received the O.B.E in 1977. Charles Tunnicliffe died in February 1979.

Large hardback, 1979, good condition


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