Peacock Fine Art Print

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A high quality print on Hahnemühle German Etching art paper of a Peacock, painted by wildlife painter Peter Paillou (c.1720-1790) in the early 18th Century.

Description

The Taylor White Collection

The watercolour painting of the Peacock 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. 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 fine art print.

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.

High Quality Fine Art Paper

Our Peacock Fine Art Print is printed on 310gsm Hahnemühle German Etching art paper, 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. The Peacock stands out with beautiful, vibrant colour.

Production & Delivery

From the point of order, the production of your Peacock Fine Art Print will take 2-3 working days. It will then be despatched to you via the Royal Mail RM24 Tracked postal service in a round poster tube for safety. The 20cm x 25cm version of the Peacock Fine Art Print will be packaged in a board-backed envelope.
Credit: Taylor White Collection, Rare Books & Special Collections, McGill University Library.

Possible Product Variations

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Paper Size

20cm x 25cm (8" x 10"), 30cm x 40cm (12" x 16"), 45cm x 60cm (18" x 24")

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