Vintage black and white drawing of a flying heron. In the style of an Oriental crane, this bird drawing is on the small side but it’s one of the more interesting and artistic versions of these beautiful tall birds I’ve seen.
Thomas E. Hill made quite an ambitious work when he wrote Hill’s Album of Biography and Art in 1882. He did not indicate whether the artwork is from his own hand, another artist or primarily from print foundries.
This image is copyright free and in the public domain anywhere that extends copyrights 70 years after death or at least 120 years after publication when the original illustrator is unknown.