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  • Title
    Original artwork from Pigeons and Doves in Australia, 2005-2009 / William T. Cooper
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  • Physical Description
    85 drawings (50 sheets) - pencil, watercolour and gouache - 72 x 55 cm and smaller

    William (Bill) T. Cooper, 1934-2015, was an Australian artist best known for his ornithological illustration of birds. He originally trained as a landscape and seaside artist but began to focus on natural history illustration after the successful reception for his first book A portfolio of Australian birds (Sydney : Reed, 1968). After this publication Cooper teamed up with Canberra ornithologist Joseph Forshaw with whom he went on to publish eight books including their last work Pigeons and Doves in Australia.

    Library correspondence file
  • Scope and Content
    Collection comprises 31 watercolour plates used as full page illustrations and 19 sheets of vignettes used as smaller illustrations in Pigeons and Doves in Australia (CSIRO Publishing : Collingwoods, Vic., 2015).

    SERIES 01
    Watercolour plates from Pigeons and Doves in Australia, 2005-2009 / William T. Cooper

    SERIES 02
    Vignettes from Pigeons and Doves in Australia, 2005-2009 / William T. Cooper
  • Copying Conditions
    Copyright status:: In copyrigh
    Copyright holder:: Wendy Cooper
    Research & study copies allowed: Wendy Cooper to be advised on the reason for Research and Study before copying allowed
    Approval for publication required:
    Please acknowledge:: Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales and Courtesy Wendy Cooper
  • Published Information
    Drawings published in: Pigeons and Doves in Australia / Joseph M. Forshaw and William T. Cooper. CSIRO Publishing : Collingwoods, Vic., 2015
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