Domestic Fowl Rooster Greetings Card | Packs of 10/20/50

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A high quality greetings card printed on Mohawk fine art paper of a Domestic Fowl Rooster strutting in the farmyard. Painted by wildlife painter Peter Paillou (c.1720 - c.1790) on 6th January 1749.

Description

Domestic Fowl Rooster Greetings Card

Our Domestic Fowl Rooster Greetings Card is a fine art greetings card, which is printed on 324gsm Mohawk card. The giclée printed Rooster stands out with beautiful, vibrant colour, showing the fine detail of the artist's work. Mohawk card is a tactile, premium uncoated paper, which is acid-free. It is a museum-quality card, which is also of archival quality.

The interior of the card is left blank so that you can use the cards all year round for any occasion.

  • Size: 4" x 6" (102mm x 152mm).
  • Card: 324gsm Mohawk fine art card stock featuring a Rooster design on the front cover.
  • Envelopes: Brown craft envelopes.
  • Quantity: Available in packs of 10, 20 or 50 greetings cards.

The Taylor White Collection

The watercolour painting of the Rooster comes from the 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 Rooster was one of the watercolour paintings, which resulted from the collaboration between White and Paillou.

Taylor White, a barrister by profession, 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 Fellow of The Royal Society and founding Treasurer of The Foundling Hospital in London.

The original watercolour of the Rooster is extremely finely painted, with great detail being seen in all of the details of the painting. This depth of colour and detail has been captured brilliantly through the digitalisation process and is replicated for you on this delightful journal.

The Domestic Fowl Rooster

The Domestic Fowl Rooster (Scientific name: Gallus gallus domesticus) is a domesticated chicken found widely across the world, as an important food source for humans, thanks to its eggs and meat.

The Rooster is the adult male chicken and is easily recognised by the large comb on his head, wattles from his cheeks and the long flowing tail feathers. The Rooster usually has a colourful plumage and a ruff around his neck. The Domestic Fowl Rooster is also instantly recognisable from his crowing - cock-a-doodle-do!

In the past, Roosters were sometimes used for cockfighting in cockpits, where bets would be placed upon the outcome of the battle between two Roosters. Cockfighting has long been outlawed in most countries, due to the barbaric nature of the cockfights. Today, the Rooster remains a common sight on many a farm.

Production & Delivery

From the point of order, the production of your pack of Rooster cards will take 2-3 working days. It will then be despatched to you, arriving approximately 24-48 hours later.
Credit: Taylor White Collection, Rare Books & Special Collections, McGill University Library.

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10, 20, 50

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