MASTERS in the FIELD  [52]


Nature, in all its color and life, has fascinated people throughout history. At no time was this enchantment expressed more beautifully in art than during the 18th and 19th centuries, an era of extensive curiosity about natural history. As explorers swept across the globe, they sparked an international interest in the natural world and provided vast amounts of information to be studied, compiled and recorded in word and picture. Artists featured in this exhibition include Johns James Audubon, Gorges Cuvier, John Gould, Henrick Gronvold, Frederick Frohawk, John Gerard Keulesmans, Edwin Landseer, Edward Lear, F.P. Nodder, Jean Gabriel Pretre, Robert Ridgeway, Alexander Wilson and Josef Wolf.