Owl in the Moonlight

Vintage drawing of an owl in the moonlight. He is sitting on a small branch with a handful of stars and a sliver of the moon illuminating him from behind. Another bird flies off in the distance perhaps in hopes of not being spotted by the larger predatory bird.

A rounded background provides a bit of an illusion that the moon is larger than the small sliver shown. And, with a bit of careful editing, I think you could fairly easily remove the owl and his perch from the picture entirely.

Over 200 illustrations from Hill’s Album of Biography and Art are now included on Reusable Art. It was published in 1882 by Thomas E. Hill.

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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.