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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
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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.
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Book Description Victor Gollancz Ltd., London, 1979. Paperback. Condition: New. Tunnicliffe, C.F. (ill.) (illustrator). First British Edition. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1979. Unpaged. Full-page color reproductions of pages from Tunnicliffe's sketchbooks of field drawings dating from 1934 to 1962, and including seabirds, waders, geese, ducks and swans; birds of prey, etc. Introduction by Ian Niall, location notes on sketches, bibliography. First British Edition. Large Paperback. New. Illus. by Tunnicliffe, C.F. (ill.). 4to. Seller Inventory # 007614
Book Description Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1999. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110575067853
Book Description Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1999. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0575067853