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A book of birds / by Humphrey Ocean

Humphrey Ocean RA

RA Collection: Book

Record number




1st edition


London: Royal Academy of Arts, 2019

Physical Description

[64] p. : col. ill. ; 15 x 22 cm. (hbk).

Summary Note

“From his first sighting of a puffin, Humphrey Ocean has been attracted by the unusual behaviour and colour of birds, finding everyday British garden visitors in all their variety quite as exotic as those he sees in the hedgerows and lake near where he stays in Africa. In this collection, drawn from the notebooks, paintings and sketches he has made over the years, Ocean records, often on the wing, these mysterious and elusive creatures.” [back cover].


Illustrated books
Birds in art


Humphrey Ocean RA, artist/designer, illustrator
Royal Academy of Arts (London), publisher


9781912520374 (hbk.)
9781912520541 (special edition)