Nuthatch Greetings Card | Packs of 10/20/50

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A high quality greetings card printed on Mohawk fine art paper of a pair of Nuthatches greeting each other in a tree. Painted by wildlife painter Charles Collins (c.1680 - 1744) in the 1743.

Description

Nuthatch Greetings Card

Our Nuthatch Greetings Card is a fine art greetings card, which is printed on 324gsm Mohawk card. The giclée printed Nuthatch 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 Nuthatch 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 Nuthatch comes from the collection of Taylor White F.R.S. (1701-1772). 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 Nuthatch 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 Nuthatch 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 Eurasian Nuthatch

The Eurasian Nuthatch (Scientific name: sitta europaea) is a bird, which is common throughout Europe, Turkey, Iran, Mongolia, central China, eastern Russia, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. The Nuthatch breeds throughout England and Wales and is a resident bird, which does not normally travel far from the woods in which they hatch.

The Nuthatch is a similar size to a Great Tit, but is plumper and looks like a small Woodpecker. The Nuthatch is distinguishable by the black stripe on its head, together with its long black pointed bill and short legs. Nuthatches nest in holes in trees or walls and pack their nests with mud and resin, as protection against predators.

The Nuthatch likes to use bark as a tool in their nest construction and if the piece of bark is especially prized by the Nuthatch, it carries it around with it!

Unusually for birds, the Nuthatch can climb both up and down trees and even upside down on branches. In the summer Nuthatches feed on insects, but come winter they eat the nuts and berries they have stored away, covered with moss, bark or lichen for safekeeping.

Production & Delivery

From the point of order, the production of your pack of Nuthatch 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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Card Quantity

10, 20, 50

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