A parliament of owls peer out curiously from this sure-to-please print. Inspired by a variety of beautifully illustrated owls in the collection of the New-York Historical Society, the print portrays a veritable bird house of representatives. Our crowd-sourced flock was created from works dating from 1548 to 1829, and include two Snowy Owls by John James Audubon, a Eurasian Scops Owl by Pierre Vase, a Barn Owl by Isaac La Grese, and an Eagle Owl and Gesner's "Noctua” owl by unknown artists, all featured in the exhibition Harry Potter: A History of Magic.
Harry Potter: A History of Magic at the New-York Historical Society is a celebration of the 20th anniversary of the publication of J. K. Rowlings Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone. The exhibition captures the wizarding traditions of folklore and magic at the heart of the Harry Potter stories through centuries-old treasures including rare books, manuscripts, and magical objects from the collections of the British Library and New-York Historical Societywith original material from Harry Potter publisher Scholastic and J.K. Rowlings own archives.