Stock Photo: Eurasian siskin, Carduelis spinus. Handcoloured copperplate drawn and engraved by Edward Donovan from his own "Natural History of British Birds," London, 1794-1819. Edward Donovan (1768-1837) was an Anglo-Irish amateur zoologist, writer, artist and engraver. He wrote and illustrated a series of volumes on birds, fish, shells and insects, opened his own museum of natural history in London, but later he fell on hard times and died penniless.