Golden Pheasant Journal - 5" x 7"

5" x 7" Journal with plain or ruled paper. The cover shows a Golden Pheasant in courting posture, painted by wildlife artist Charles Collins (c.1680 - 1744) in 1739.


The watercolour painting of a Golden Pheasant comes from the collection of Taylor White F.R.S. (1701-1772), which is currently in the Blacker-Wood Collection at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. In the 1730s and 1740s, White commissioned the celebrated Irish wildlife painter, Charles Collins (c.1680-1744) to paint a number of specimens for his collection. The Golden Pheasant was one of the watercolour paintings, painted in 1739, which resulted from the collaboration between White and Collins.

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 Golden Pheasant 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 the cover of this journal.

The Golden Pheasant

The Golden Pheasant (Scientific name: Chrysolophus pictus) is native to central China, but there are feral colonies in Europe and New Zealand. It is distinctive with its plumage of golden feathers, along with blues, greens and reds. Its scientific name comes from a combination of the Greek and Latin and roughly translates as "painted with golden crest".

Golden Pheasant Journal

Our Golden Pheasant journal is a hard backed journal, which provides the perfect inspiration for you to scribble, doodle, draw or write in. With a premium vinyl laminated hardcover wrap around back, the Golden Pheasant stand out with beautiful, vibrant colour.

Our Golden Pheasant journals have a smooth, matte finish on the exterior, and feature 64 pages (128 sides) of 90 gsm paper on the inside.

You can choose from either ruled or blank paper on the inner pages.

  • Size: 5″ x 7″ (12.7cm x 17.8cm) in size with a half inch (1.27cm) thick spine.
  • Pages: 64 pages (128 sides) of 90gsm paper.
  • Paper type; Available with plain or ruled paper.
  • Hardback Cover: Chipboard with a vinyl laminate over the Golden Pheasant design.

Production & Delivery

From the point of order, the production of your Golden Pheasant journal 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.

Possible Product Variations

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Paper Type

Plain, Ruled


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