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They are copies of bird drawings by Swedish botanist and ornithologist, Olof Rudbeck. He traveled on mission to northern Sweden in 1695 and returned with a collection of beautiful watercolor drawings of birds. I love them for their simple graphic impact in a room and their easy muted neutral color palette. They look so pretty in a group, especially when they are the focal point of the room.
Here are some examples taken from the Ornis Gallery website. In all of these they are really the predominate, and often only, art in the space.
The following are from Tom Scheerer's website:
^^I especially like them grouped in a hallway, entrance or going up a staircase. I also like them covering the expanse of wall from top to bottom. ^^