Blue Tits Fine Art Print

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A high quality fine art print on Hahnemühle German Etching art paper of a pair of Blue Tits on a tree stump, painted by wildlife painter Charles Collins (c.1680-1744) in 1739.

The Taylor White Collection's 18th Century Watercolour Painting of The Blue Tits

Our Blue Tits fine art print comes from the original collection of Taylor White F.R.S. (1701-1772). In the mid-18th Century, White commissioned the celebrated wildlife painter, Charles Collins (c.1680 - 1744) to paint a number of specimens for his collection. The watercolour painting of the Blue Tits was one of these masterpieces, which emerged from the collaboration between White and Collins.

The original watercolour of the Blue Tits is extremely finely painted, with incredible detail, allowing you to see the Blue Tits's plumage and features in stunning clarity. This depth of colour and detail has been captured brilliantly through the digitalisation process and is replicated for you on this delightful fine art print, which is now available for your home or office décor, or to buy as a thoughtful gift for your friends and family.

Taylor White, a barrister by profession and landowner on the Nottinghamshire / Yorkshire border, was a keen naturalist and collector. He commissioned over 900 paintings of birds, mammals, reptiles and fish from the finest painters of his day. He was a governor and the founding Treasurer of The Foundling Hospital in London, as well as being a Fellow of The Royal Society. He was extremely well-connected in Society, which enabled him to create such a world-class collections of specimen and thus paintings. White's father in-law was Major-General John Armstrong, who as Surveyor-General of the Ordnance, Chief Royal Engineer and Quartermaster-General to the Forces, has his offices in The Tower of London. Consequently, Taylor White had access to the birds and beasts of The Royal Menagerie at the Tower. He also was able to borrow specimen from The British Museum. Some rarer and more exotic specimens were brought back from their great travels across the globe by his Royal Society friends, the naturalist Sir Joseph Banks, Bt. and the famous clockmaker, John Harrison.

Superb Fine Art Print on Museum-Quality Paper

We've meticulously replicated the original Blue Tits watercolour painting on 310gsm Hahnemühle German Etching art paper. This top-quality fine art paper is acid and lignin-free, ensuring the best possible longevity and colour reproduction. The Blue Tits's vibrant colours and intricate details come to life in this high-quality fine art print.

* Please note that the images of the Blue Tits Fine Art Print on our website are for illustrative purposes only. The actual print uses high-resolution images to ensure a crisp, clear, and visually stunning final print.

The Blue Tit (Blue Titmouse)

Are you a fan of colorful garden birds? Then you'll absolutely adore the Blue Titmouse - generally known as the Blue Tit (Scientific name: Parus caeruleus obscurus), a tiny feathered gem that graces the landscapes of Europe and the western-north African coast. Known for their dazzling coat of brilliant blues and sunny yellows, Blue Tits are non-migratory birds that prefer to settle down in the regions where they're born.

As one of the most cherished British garden birds, Blue Tits join the ranks of the charming Robin and melodious Blackbird, capturing the hearts of bird lovers everywhere. Whether you're strolling through a bustling city park or meandering along a tranquil country garden path, these enchanting avian wonders are bound to catch your eye with their vivid hues and captivating behaviours.

Production & Delivery

From the point of order, the production of your Blue Tits Fine Art Print will take 2-3 working days. It will then be despatched to you via the Royal Mail RM24 Tracked postal service in a round poster tube for safety. The 20cm x 25cm version of the Blue Tits Fine Art Print will be packaged in a board-backed envelope.
Credit: Taylor White Collection, Rare Books & Special Collections, McGill University Library.