A beautiful hand coloured print of an adult European Turtle Dove, scaled to about three quarters of its natural size. This detailed illustration is by Lilian M.Medland, a well known and highly acclaimed bird illustrator of her time. From Birds of the British Islands, written by Charles Stonham and published by Grant Richards Ltd. in 1909. Lillian Medland began working on the 318 illustrations required for the 5-volume publication in 1906. This was her first work as a professional artist.