Peacock Greetings Card

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A high quality greetings card printed on Mohawk fine art paper of a Peacock scowling down from a tree, painted by wildlife painter Peter Paillou (c.1720 - c.1790) in the mid-18th Century.

Description

Peacock Greetings Card

Our Peacock Greetings Card is a fine art greetings card, which is printed on 324gsm Mohawk card. The giclée printed Peacock 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 Peacock design on the front cover.
  • Envelopes: Brown craft envelopes.

The Taylor White Collection

The watercolour painting of the Peacock comes from the 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 Peacock 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 Peacock 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 Common Peacock

The Common Peacock (Scientific name: Pavo cristatus) is native to India, but has been introduced to Europe, South Africa and Australia. The male peacock is known for its brilliant blue plumage and vibrantly colored tail feathers, which are raised into a high fan shape when the fowl is courting.

Production & Delivery

From the point of order, the production of your Peacock Greetings Card 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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Card Quantity

10, 20, 50

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