Golden Pheasant Fine Art Print

A high quality print on Hahnemühle German Etching art paper of a Golden Pheasant, painted by wildlife painter Charles Collins (c.1680-1744) in 1739.


The Taylor White Collection

The watercolour painting of the 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 mid-18th Century, White commissioned the celebrated 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, 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 this delightful fine art print.

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".

High Quality Fine Art Paper

Our Golden Pheasant Fine Art Print is printed on 310gsm Hahnemühle German Etching art paper, which gives the finished print a three dimensional effect and depth. This special art paper is acid and lignin-free, giving the print the best possible age resistance and reproduction of the colours. The Golden Pheasant stands out with beautiful, vibrant colour.

Production & Delivery

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

Possible Product Variations

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Paper Size

20cm x 25cm (8" x 10"), 30cm x 40cm (12" x 16"), 45cm x 60cm (18" x 24")


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