Peacock Journal / Notebook - A4

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A4 Journal with plain or ruled paper. The cover of the journal shows a Peacock in a tree, painted by wildlife artist Peter Paillou (c.1720 - c.1790).

A4 Peacock Journal

Discover the boundless creativity within you with our A4 Peacock Journal! This A4 hardback journal/notebook is not merely a writing tool—it's an invitation to express, imagine, and bring your ideas to life.

Our A4 Peacock Journal features an eye-catching Peacock design on its premium vinyl laminated hardcover, exhibiting a burst of vibrant color. This hardback notebook is sure to add a dash of character to your desk while motivating you to pour out your thoughts, plans, or masterpieces.

Crafted with an elegant, matte finish exterior, this notebook encapsulates style and durability, ready to accompany you in all life's adventures. Inside, you'll discover 64 pages (128 sides) of 90 gsm paper, finely balanced to provide an optimum writing experience.

Personalize your writing journey by choosing either ruled or blank paper for the inner pages. Whether you’re a prolific writer, meticulous note-taker, or a budding artist, our notebook caters to your unique needs.

  • Size: 21cm x 29.7cm  (8¼in x 11¾in ) in size with a half inch (1.27cm) thick spine for durability and a premium feel.
  • Pages: 64 pages (128 sides) of 90gsm paper - perfect for almost any pen type without fear of bleeding or smudging.
  • Paper type: Available with plain or ruled paper to cater to your personal preferences.
  • Hardback Cover: Sturdy chipboard, overlaid with a visually pleasing vinyl laminate, featuring the unique Peacock design.
  • FREE tracked postage!

* Please note that the website images of the A4 Peacock Journal (above) are low resolution for illustrative purposes. The A4 Peacock Journal uses very high resolution images to give the finished notebook a crisp and clear finish.

** The A4 Journal is only available in the UK at present.

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 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.

Production & Delivery

From the point of order, the production of your A4 Peacock Journal will take 2-3 working days. It will then be despatched to you, arriving approximately 24-48 hours later by Royal Mail.
Credit: Taylor White Collection, Rare Books & Special Collections, McGill University Library.