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A high quality framed print of a Peacock, painted by wildlife painter Peter Paillou (c.1720-1790) in the mid-18th Century.

The Peacock Framed Print

Discover the stunning Peacock Wall Art with our Peacock Framed Print, a high-quality piece that will elevate any room's ambience. Available in three versatile sizes, this vintage Peacock print is designed to fit seamlessly in any space, whether large or small. Our Peacock fine art prints are crafted on archival, museum-quality fine art paper, ensuring an exceptional finish that lasts for years to come.

Choose from a variety of mounting options for your Peacock art print, including unmounted or mounted with snow white, off-white, or black conservation-grade, acid-free mounts. Each Peacock Framed Print is enclosed within a classic and discreet frame in black, white, or natural wood finish.

Infuse elegance into any setting with this Peacock wall art featuring the masterful painting skills of Peter Paillou, an 18th Century wildlife art master. Our high-quality framed fine art print makes an exceptional and unique gift for occasions like weddings, Christmas, birthdays, or even as a heartfelt thank you gesture. Make an unforgettable impression with our vintage Peacock art print today!

The Taylor White Collection's 18th Century Watercolour Painting of The Peacock

Our Peacock fine art print comes from the original 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 watercolour painting of the Peacock was one of these masterpieces, which emerged from the collaboration between White and Paillou.

The original watercolour of the Peacock is extremely finely painted, with incredible detail, allowing you to see the Peacock's plumage and features in stunning clarity. 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, which is now available for your home or office décor, or to buy as a thoughtful gift for your friends and family.

Taylor White, a barrister by profession and landowner on the Nottinghamshire / Yorkshire border, 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 governor and the founding Treasurer of The Foundling Hospital in London, as well as being a Fellow of The Royal Society. He was extremely well-connected in Society, which enabled him to create such a world-class collections of specimen and thus paintings. White's father in-law was Major-General John Armstrong, who as Surveyor-General of the Ordnance, Chief Royal Engineer and Quartermaster-General to the Forces, has his offices in The Tower of London. Consequently, Taylor White had access to the birds and beasts of The Royal Menagerie at the Tower. He also was able to borrow specimen from The British Museum. Some rarer and more exotic specimens were brought back from their great travels across the globe by his Royal Society friends, the naturalist Sir Joseph Banks, Bt. and the famous clockmaker, John Harrison.

The Common Peacock

The Common Peacock (Scientific name: Pavo cristatus) is a fascinating creature adorned with dazzling hues, hails originally from the enchanting lands of India. Boasting a scientific name of Pavo cristatus, this captivating bird has spread its wings and now graces the landscapes of Europe, South Africa, and Australia. With a global presence, the peacock has truly become a vibrant spectacle that delights and amazes.

Now, let's talk about the star of the show – the male peacock! This feathered gentleman is the epitome of flamboyance, strutting his stuff with an iridescent blue plumage that catches the eye and captures the heart. But wait, there's more! The peacock's crowning glory is its vivaciously coloured tail feathers. During courtship, these stunning feathers unfurl into a magnificent fan, creating a mesmerizing display that's hard to resist. From its native India to its adopted homes, the peacock continues to enchant, entertain, and remind us of the beauty that nature has to offer.

Superb Fine Art Print on Museum-Quality Paper

45cm x 60cm / 30cm x 40cm Framed Prints

For the larger two sizes of the Peacock Framed Print, 310gsm Hahnemühle German Etching art paper is used, 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.

15cm x 20cm Framed Print

The smallest version of the framed Peacock Framed Print is printed on 200gsm Enhanced Matte Art paper, which gives museum-quality results for your print.
* Please note that the website images of the Peacock Framed Print (above) are low resolution for illustrative purposes. The Peacock Framed Print uses very high resolution images to give the finished notebook a crisp and clear finish.

Frame

The Peacock Framed Print is available in three frame sizes and three frame colours. Each frame is created from high-quality wood, which is milled to give clean lines and finished with a satin finish. The finished print is glazed with acrylic to protect the print and to provide safety both in transit to you and to stop accidental breakage of glass.

Frame Sizes

  • 45cm x 60cm (18″ x 24″)
  • 30cm x 40cm (12″ x 16″)
  • 15cm x 20cm (6″ x 8″)

Frame Colours

  • Black
  • White
  • Natural wood

Classic Black Frame

Classic Black Picture Frame

Classic Natural Frame

Classic Natural Picture Frame

Classic White frame

Classic White Picture Frame

Classic Frame Rear

Classic Frame Rear

Classic Frame Cross-Section

Classic Frame Cross Section

Mounts

The Peacock Framed Print can be ordered with or without a mount, giving you full choice over the presentation of the print. All mounts are “conservation grade”, 100% acid-free, sustainably sourced and will not fade or discolour with age.

Mount Options

  • No mount – the print fills the full-width of the frame
  • Snow white mount
  • Off-white mount
  • Black mount

Snow-White Mount

Snow-White Print Mount

Off-White Mount

Off-White Print Mount

Black Mount

Black Print Mount

Production & Delivery

Our Peacock fine art print comes from the original 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 watercolour painting of the Peacock was one of these masterpieces, which emerged from the collaboration between White and Paillou.

The original watercolour of the Peacock is extremely finely painted, with incredible detail, allowing you to see the Peacock's plumage and features in stunning clarity. 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, which is now available for your home or office décor, or to buy as a thoughtful gift for your friends and family.

Taylor White, a barrister by profession and landowner on the Nottinghamshire / Yorkshire border, 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 governor and the founding Treasurer of The Foundling Hospital in London, as well as being a Fellow of The Royal Society. He was extremely well-connected in Society, which enabled him to create such a world-class collections of specimen and thus paintings. White's father in-law was Major-General John Armstrong, who as Surveyor-General of the Ordnance, Chief Royal Engineer and Quartermaster-General to the Forces, has his offices in The Tower of London. Consequently, Taylor White had access to the birds and beasts of The Royal Menagerie at the Tower. He also was able to borrow specimen from The British Museum. Some rarer and more exotic specimens were brought back from their great travels across the globe by his Royal Society friends, the naturalist Sir Joseph Banks, Bt. and the famous clockmaker, John Harrison.

Credit: Taylor White Collection, Rare Books & Special Collections, McGill University Library.