Illustration of Icelandic polvers by Benedikt Gröndal (1827-1907) from his manuscript, The Animal Kingdom of Iceland. Benedikt Gröndal was a prominent figure in the Icelandic 19th century cultural life, a highly versatile man known as poet, linguist, illustrator and a naturalist.
Benedikt Gröndal was a seminal figure in Icelandic culture life in the last decades of the 19th Century as collector, illustrator, poet and writer. Raised at the only grammar school in Iceland at the time, the School of Bessastaðir, he was from early age provided with outstanding education in languages by his father, a teacher at the school. He continued his studies at the University in Copenhagen and was the first Icelander to complete a master degree in Old Norse studies.
After pursuing his studies in natural sciences he later returned to Iceland and became active as a collector and illustrator of marine species, birds and plants. He founded the Icelandic Society of Natural History and organized the first permanent exhibition of the Icelandic Museum of Natural History at his home in Reykjavík. He collected his nature illustrations in two major volumes, The Animal Kingdom of Iceland and Birds of Iceland, both of which were not published until decades after his death.
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Poster: 40×50 cm – delivered in a standard poster tube
EAN nr. : 5690755626508
Size: 40×50 cm
Packing: Tube: 45 cm (height) x 5 cm (width)
Weight with packing: 130 g