Kingfishers Journal - 5" x 7"

A high quality journal with a printed cover of a pair of Kingfishers, painted by wildlife painter Peter Paillou (c.1720-1790) in the early 18th Century.


The watercolour painting of a pair of Common Kingfishers 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. During the 18th Century, White commissioned the celebrated wildlife painter, Peter Paillou (c.1720-c.1790) to paint a number of specimens for his collection. The Kingfishers 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 Kingfishers 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 in this journal.

The Common Kingfisher

The Common Kingfisher (Scientific namen: Alcedo atthis) lives across Europe, Asia and the northern African and the Middle East and is immediately recognisable by the vibrant blues and oranges of its feathers.

Kingfishers Journal

Our Kingfishers 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 Kingfishers stand out with beautiful, vibrant colour.

Our Kingfishers 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 Kingfishers design.

Production & Delivery

From the point of order, the production of your Kingfishers 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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