Blue & Yellow Macaw Fine Art Print

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A high quality fine art print on Hahnemühle German Etching art paper of a Blue & Yellow Macaw in a tree, painted by wildlife painter Peter Paillou (c.1720-c.1790).

The Taylor White Collection's 18th Century Watercolour Painting of The Blue & Yellow Macaw

Our Blue & Yellow Macaw 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, Peter Paillou (c.1720 - c.1790) to paint a number of specimens for his collection. The watercolour painting of the Blue & Yellow Macaw was one of these masterpieces, which emerged from the collaboration between White and Paillou.

The original watercolour of the Blue & Yellow Macaw is extremely finely painted, with incredible detail, allowing you to see the Blue & Yellow Macaw'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 & Yellow Macaw 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 & Yellow Macaw's vibrant colours and intricate details come to life in this high-quality fine art print.

* Please note that the images of the Blue & Yellow Macaw 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 & Yellow Macaw

The Blue & Yellow Macaw is a captivating creature that's sure to leave you in awe. Hailing from the lush rainforests of Central and South America, the Blue & Yellow Macaw (Scientific name: Ara ararauna) is undeniably the epitome of the perfect "parrot". With its eye-catching plumes of vivid blues, radiant yellows, and fiery oranges, this brilliant bird has captured the hearts of many.

If you're an avian aficionado or simply a fan of feathered friends, the Blue & Yellow Macaw is the ideal house pet or aviary resident to add a splash of colour to your life. In the Western World, these charming birds are often welcomed into homes, offering their stunning beauty and delightful personalities.

One of the most fascinating aspects of the Blue & Yellow Macaw is their remarkable ability to learn to speak or mimic human voices. These intelligent birds can pick up phrases and sounds, adding an extra layer of entertainment to your interactions with them. So, if you're looking for a talking companion who's as enchanting as they are loquacious, this vibrant parrot is the one for you. The Blue & Yellow Macaw is also long-lived and can live as long as 60-70 years when well looked after in captivity.

Production & Delivery

From the point of order, the production of your Blue & Yellow Macaw 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 & Yellow Macaw Fine Art Print will be packaged in a board-backed envelope.
Credit: Taylor White Collection, Rare Books & Special Collections, McGill University Library.