Framed original watercolour painting of swallows. Signed by the artist, Lilian Medland in the lower right corner. Framed with 99% UV resistant glass.
Lilian Medland was born on 29 May 1880 in London, England and later died in 1955.
She trained as a nurse at Guy’s Hospital in London. In her late twenties, Medland became almost completely deaf as a result of an attack of diphtheria.
Lilian Medland produced paintings to illustrate Gregory Mathews’ books on Australian birds. She also illustrated the plates for her husband Tom Iredale’s books Birds of Paradise and Bower Birds (1950) and Birds of New Guinea (1956).
In 1925 Medland painted a series bird for the Australian Museum. The series of thirty species of birds was published as postcards.
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