Greetings Cards

Our fine art greetings cards are printed on Mohawk fine art card stock, using the giclée printing process. The card is museum and archive quality, as well as being slightly textured, giving the bird prints a 3D effect in the finished result. The cards can be ordered in packs of 10, 20 or 50 greetings cards.

Each of the greetings cards is a reproduction of watercolour paintings commissioned in the mid-18th Century and painted by the finest wildlife and botanical painters of their day. The artists include Charles Collins, Peter Paillou and Jacobus Van Huysum.

The series of 18th Century paintings were commissioned by Taylor White F.R.S. (1701-1772). White was a barrister and judge by profession, but was also a governor and the first Treasurer of The Foundling Hospital in London, as well as an amateur naturalist. He was exceptionally well-connected and had access to specimens in the British Museum and from the Royal Menagerie at the Tower of London, where his father-in-law, Major-General John Armstrong, had offices in his capacity as Surveyor-General of the Ordnance, Chief Royal Engineer and Quartermaster-General to the Forces.

In addition, Taylor White was friends with Sir Joseph Banks and John Harrison, who brought back specimens of birds for him from their various trips - Banks on the voyages with Captain James Cook and Harrison on his voyages to the Caribbean to prove his sea clocks for the Board of Longitude.

The original watercolour paintings used for these greetings cards are extremely finely painted and show the birds' plumage and features in incredible detail. The finest wildlife and botanical painters of the early to mid-18th Century painted the original watercolours of the birds. Through digitisation, we are able to bring these spectacular works of art back to life in the form of fine art greetings cards, which can grace your walls, or be given as a present to a friend or loved one.

Ideas For The 18th Century Fine Art Greetings Cards

Why not buy a pack of greetings cards from our series of 18th Century prints of birds and use it in one of many ways:

  • Say Happy Birthday to a friend or loved one with these unique greeting cards.
  • Wish your friends Happy Christmas with our fine art Christmas cards.
  • Send a greeting card with one of our bird prints to cheer up somebody's day.

Greetings Card Specifications

  • Each greetings card is printed by the giclée printing method on museum-quality Mohawk fine art paper, which provides excellent results and are fade-resistant.
  • The greetings cards are available in packs of 10, 20 or 50 cards