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IMAGE number
UIG863484
Title
Alexander Wilson (1766-1813)
Description
Alexander Wilson (1766-1813) teacher and ornithologist. Born in Paisley, Scotland, he emigrated to America in 1794 and became an American citizen in 1804. Considered by many to be the father of American ornithology. At the time of his death seven of the planned nine volumes of his "American Ornithology" (1808-1814) had been published. The final two volumes were completed by his friend George Ord. From "The Naturalist's Library" edited by William Jardine (Edinburgh and London 1839-1854). Engraving.
Credit
Universal History Archive/UIG / Bridgeman Images
Keywords
  • alexander wilson
  • engraving
  • hairstyle
  • historical clothing
  • history
  • holding
  • illustration and painting
  • looking at camera
  • one mid adult man only
  • one person
  • ornithologist
  • paisley
  • portrait
  • rifle
  • scientist
  • scotland
  • standing
  • studio shot
  • teacher
  • three quarter length
  • vertical
  • 1804

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