Framed Bird Fine Art Prints

Our framed bird prints are printed on Hahnemühle German Etching fine art paper using the giclée printing process. The paper is museum quality and is slightly textured, giving the bird prints a 3D effect in the finished result.

Each of the framed bird prints 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 framed bird paintings were commissioned by Taylor White F.R.S. (1701-1772). White was a barrister and judge by profession, but spent his spare time as a governor and Treasurer of The Foundling Hospital in London and 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.

These framed prints of birds 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 framed fine art prints of birds, which can grace your walls, or be given as a present to a friend or loved one.

Ideas For The 18th Century Framed Bird Prints

Why not buy a framed bird print from our series of 18th Century prints of birds and use it in one of many ways:

  • Hang the framed print of your chosen bird on the wall of a room in your home.
  • Give the framed bird print as a unique wedding present.
  • Surprise a friend or member of your family with an amazing Christmas or birthday gift

Framed Bird Prints Specifications

Each framed bird print is printed by the giclée printing method on museum-quality Hahnemühle German Etching fine art paper, which provides excellent results, which are fade-resistant. The prints of these birds are currently available in three wooden frame sizes and four mount options:

Frame Sizes

  • 6" x 8" (15cm x 20cm)
  • 12" x 16" (30cm x 40cm)
  • 18" x 24" (45cm x 60cm)

Frame Colours

  • Black
  • White
  • Natural

Mount Colours

  • Snow-White
  • Off-White
  • Black