The Warnicke Spoonbill was taken from Alexander Wilson's epic work, American Ornithology, the first expansive work on American birds. American Ornithology was published around 1808 to 1814, making Wilson known as "the father of American Ornithology." He was also the first American citizen to be a full-time Ornithologist. Wilson drew the majority of the birds, with Alexander Lawson and John G. Warnicke engraving his images. The juxtaposition of four different bird species is a result of Wilson's small budget, which pushed him back to pack several species onto one plate. Continuing in our classic style, we have printed this amazing engraving, hand-stained each piece with our fine combination of teas, and hand-dried each piece just like the original processes of hanging a wet artwork on a clothesline.