Of the five von Wright brothers, three were artists: Magnus von Wright (1805-1868), Wilhelm von Wright (1810-1887) and Ferdinand von Wright (1822-1906). These ornithologists, scientists, nature ilustrators and artists were born in Haminanlaks near Kuopio in Finland. Magnus and Wilhelm von Wright began the illustrative work Svenska Foglar (Swedish birds) in August 1828. The work was financed by count Nils Bonde. The works was ready by 1838 and contains 178 litographies.