Pelican Framed Print

A high quality framed print of a Pelican, painted by wildlife painter Charles Collins (c.1680-1744) in 1743.


The Taylor White Collection

The watercolour painting of the Pelican 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, Charles Collins (c.1680 - 1744) to paint a number of specimens for his collection. The Pelican 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 Pelican 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 framed print.

The Pelican

The Pelican (Scientific name: Pelecanus occidentalis) lives predominantly in North America and along the northern coast of South America. It is distinctive with its large bill and the throat pouch used for catching fish and draining water.

High Quality Fine Art Paper

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

For the larger two sizes of the Pelican 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.

20cm x 25cm Framed Print

The smallest version of the framed Pelican Framed Print is printed on 200gsm Enhanced Matte Art paper, which gives museum-quality results for your print.


The Pelican 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″)
  • 20cm x 25cm (8″ x 10″)

Frame Colours

  • Black
  • White
  • Natural wood

Classic Black Frame


Classic Natural Frame


Classic White frame


Classic Frame Rear


Classic Frame Cross-Section



The Pelican 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


Off-White Mount


Black Mount


Production & Delivery

From the point of order, the production of your Pelican Framed Print will take 3-4 working days. 

Your Pelican Framed Print will then be despatched to you via DPD Next Day (larger frame sizes) or Royal Mail RM24 Tracked for the smallest print size.

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

Possible Product Variations

Dimensions N/A
Frame Size

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

Frame Colour

Black, Natural Wood, White

Mount Colour

No Mount, Black, Off White, White

Mount Depth

n/a, 1.4mm, 2.4mm


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