2¼ x 7¼ in. decorative bookmark
Attractively packaged in a plastic sleeve for protection
J. Fenwick Lansdowne (Canadian, b. Hong Kong, 1937–2008)
Bewick’s Wren, 1973
A consummate painter of birds, J. Fenwick Lansdowne was a passionate naturalist whose careful study of and innate affinity with the world of birds forged an extraordinary body of work. His paintings are as meticulous in their details as they are arresting in their sensitive portrayals. A birder from a young age—he was observing and drawing the avian world as a twelve-year-old—Lansdowne became one of the most renowned and esteemed bird artists of all time. Often compared to those of John James Audubon, Lansdowne’s avian portraits are unsurpassed in their fidelity to the birds’ natural expressions, behaviors, and habitats.