Francis Orpen Morris (1810 - 1893) was a clergyman with a passion for nature and heritage buildings.
Morris studied Classics at Oxford University, where he read Pliny's Natural History. He helped organise the insect collection in Oxford's Ashmolean Museum.
Whilst a clergyman, he devoted his leisure time to writing about British birds, butterflies and stately homes.
Morris worked with Benjamin Fawcett, a local printer, and Alexander Lydon, an artist. Fawcett was probably the best nineteenth century woodblock colour printers.
Here are some of his excellent coloured engravings for you to choose from. They are genuine antique prints, made in the 1800s.