von Wright brothers (1805-1906)
Born in Haminalahti near Kuopio Finland into a Swedish-Finnish family of nine surviving siblings, the three artistic von Wright brothers were:
- Magnus (1805-1868) – ornithologist known for his bird illustrations and landscapes,
- Wilhelm (1810-1887) – painter and amateur naturalist, and
- Ferdinand (1822-1906) – painter of landscapes, animals, still-lifes and portraits.
Begun in August 1828 and finished by 1838, their book Svenska Foglar contains 178 lithographs.