Friday, February 17, 2012
An amazing discovery! The illustrations in the Howard Jones' copy have the names of the original artists and colorists hidden in the leaves or stems of each nest. It has just been revealed that Howard Jones drew the nest of the Eastern Phoebe (Plate 10)! Historically, that illustration has alway been attributed to Genevieve. This new information means that Gennie only completed four illustrations before her death on August 17, 1879, and that Howard kept silent about his drawing all of his life. Why?