(1729 - 1799)
William Hayes was active/lived in United Kingdom. William Hayes is known for ornithological painting.
Biography William Hayes
William Hayes (d.1802), artist and ornithologist, produced basso relievo bird
pictures, similar to the work of the Irishman Samuel Dixon. In 1771 he
published a volume containing forty hand-coloured engravings entitled A Natural History of British Birds etc., with their Portraits accurately drawn and beautifully coloured from Natur. By
the late 1780s Hayes was employed by the Childs at Osterley, recording
the exotic birds in their remarkable 'menagerie', assisted by his wife
and some of his children. This resulted in the publication between 1794
and 1799 of his Portraits of Rare and Curious Birds with their
Descriptions. Accurately drawn and beautifully coloured from species in
the Menagerie of Child, the Ba
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