Pheasant Journal - 5" x 7"

5" x 7" Journal with plain or ruled paper. The cover shows a Pheasant standing upon a tree stump, painted by wildlife artist Peter Paillou (c.1720 - c.1790) in the mid-18th Century.


The watercolour painting of the pheasant 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 cock pheasant 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 pheasant 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 Pheasant

The common pheasant (Scientific name: Phasianus colchicus) is native to Asia and parts of Europe, though it is now found across the world. The pheasant is a well-known gamebird, hence is wide geographical distribution. The male (or cock) pheasant is easily recognised by its brilliant plumage, especially the copper-red, bright gold and sheen of purple and green. It is almost impossible to drive through the British countryside and not come across a pheasant!

Pheasant Journal

Our Pheasant journal is a hard backed journal, which provides the perfect inspiration for you to scribble, doodle, draw or write in. With a premium vinyl laminated hardcover wrap around back, the Pheasant stand out with beautiful, vibrant colour.

Our Pheasant journals have a smooth, matte finish on the exterior, and feature 64 pages (128 sides) of 90 gsm paper on the inside.

You can choose from either ruled or blank paper on the inner pages.

  • Size: 5″ x 7″ (12.7cm x 17.8cm) in size with a half inch (1.27cm) thick spine.
  • Pages: 64 pages (128 sides) of 90gsm paper.
  • Paper type; Available with plain or ruled paper.
  • Hardback Cover: Chipboard with a vinyl laminate over the Pheasant design.

Production & Delivery

From the point of order, the production of your Pheasant journal 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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Paper Type

Plain, Ruled


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