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Cayley & Son: The Life and Art of Neville Henry Cayley and Neville William Cayley

Author:   Olsen, Penny
Publisher:   National Library of Australia
Edition:   1st Edition
ISBN:  

9780642277893


Pages:   236
Publication Date:   01 March 2013
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Cayley & Son charts the lives and works of Australian bird artists Neville Henry Cayley (1854–1903) and his son Neville William (1886–1950). Peripatetic, often impecunious, and with a reputation for hard drinking, Neville Henry was a nevertheless a highly talented artist, whose dreams of publishing a ‘big bird book’ — a comprehensive publication on Australian birds — never came to fruition. His son Neville William was also a keen artist. ‘Buoyant’ in personality, sometimes outspoken and argumentative, he was a pioneer of the surf lifesaving movement before turning his attention to the painting of birds. Taking a more scientific approach than his father, he was to complete the classic field guide known to bird enthusiasts throughout Australia: What Bird Is That?.

From the depictions of gamebirds in Neville Henry’s work, to his son’s focus on conservation and education, the history of the two men is also a social history of Australia, and their work can be read as a barometer of changing attitudes to wildlife and its conservation.

Cayley & Son features a biographical essay on each of the two men, followed by a portfolio of their paintings. With over 100 colour plates of works from the collections of the National Library of Australia, it is a book for art- and bird-lovers alike.

Penny Olsen is a research scientist and natural history writer. Based at the Australian National University in Canberra, she is the author of numerous publications including Glimpses of Paradise: The Quest for the Beautiful Parrakeet (2007), Brush with Birds: Bird Art in the National Library of Australia (2008) and Upside Down World: Early European Impressions of Australia’s Curious Animals (2010).

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Author:   Olsen, Penny
Publisher:   National Library of Australia
Edition:   1st Edition
ISBN:  

9780642277893


Pages:   236
Publication Date:   01 March 2013
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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The National Library in Canberra has a stellar reputation for producing quality books that celebrate its vast collection. In this latest addition, natural-history expert Dr Penny Olsen recognises the contribution of this admired father-and-son team to the world of ornithology. The most-respected bird illustrators of their respective generations, Neville Henry, who died in 1903, and son Neville William encouraged curiosity and national pride in Australia's bird life. With more than 100 colour plates this book is a beautiful gift for nature lovers.


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