Pheasant Placemats

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Indulge in the harmonious blend of art and utility with our Pheasant Placemats, a unique masterpiece inspired by the 18th Century watercolour painter, Peter Paillou. More than a simple placemat, this product is a canvas showcasing the delicate charm of a Pheasant, immortalized by Paillou's skilful brushstrokes. The visual elegance of this historical reproduction accentuates your table's setting. Its vibrant hues and intricate details offer a sublime visual experience, while its high-quality construction ensures protection of your surfaces. Experience a touch of nature's beauty, coupled with the sophistication of the 18th Century art, right at your dining table with our Pheasant table mats.

Pheasant Placemats

Turn your meals into a sensory experience as you immerse yourself in the beauty of the bygone era with our stunning, bird art-inspired Pheasant Placemats. They are not just placemats - they are a statement, a conversation starter, and a tasteful reflection of your love for art and history.

Our Pheasant placemats feature a beautiful, 18th Century watercolour painting of a Pheasant by renowned watercolourist, Peter Paillou (c.1720 - c.1790), painted in fabulous detail and displaying the style of the period. Lovingly reproduced using dye-sublimation technology, the artwork on each placemat serves as a mini art exhibit right on your table. The high-quality gloss finish enhances the vibrancy of the image and adds a sophisticated touch to your dining experience, also making it a breeze to clean the placemats with a simple wipe of a damp cloth.

These placemats are crafted from medium-density fibreboard (MDF), a material that’s lauded for its resistance to cracking, peeling, and warping. It assures a perfect balance between lightweight design and remarkable durability. The base of each Pheasant placemat boasts a protective cork backing, which not only prevents slips and spills, but also protects your precious furniture surfaces from scratches and heat or cold damage. No more worrying about those hot dishes and messy spills! Our Pheasant placemats are simple perfection, adding practicality to your meals without sacrificing style.

Your table setting should reflect your personality and taste. The exquisite artwork and quality of these Pheasant placemats make them the perfect choice for those who appreciate the unique blend of art, history, and function. Whether you're hosting a dinner party or simply enjoying a meal at home, our bird placemats are designed to impress and inspire.

Pheasant Placemats - where history, art, and practicality come together to create a masterpiece that’s just as unique as you are. Don’t just serve a meal. Create an experience!

Pheasant Placemats Specifications

The Pheasant Placemats are made from 4mm thick medium-density fibreboard with a protective cork base to help protect your surfaces. The top surface of the placemats is printed with the reproduction of the Pheasant watercolour painting by Peter Paillou, which is sealed with a gloss finish, which protects the artwork and keeps it vibrant and fresh.

The Pheasant Placemats are created using a dye sublimation print process, which gives each placemat a crisp and vibrant image of the Pheasant.

The placemats are available in sets of two, four of six mats.

  1. Available in sets of 2, 4 or 6 placemats.
  2. Dimensions: 11in x 8in (28.5cm x 20cm).
  3. Materials: Cork and wood.
  4. Rounded corners.
  5. Superb print quality and vibrancy.
  6. Protective cork backing.

The Taylor White Collection's 18th Century Watercolour Painting of The Pheasant

Our Pheasant fine art print comes from the original 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 watercolour painting of the Pheasant was one of these masterpieces, which emerged from the collaboration between White and Paillou.

The original watercolour of the Pheasant is extremely finely painted, with incredible detail, allowing you to see the Pheasant's plumage and features in stunning clarity. 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, which is now available for your home or office décor, or to buy as a thoughtful gift for your friends and family.

Taylor White, a barrister by profession and landowner on the Nottinghamshire / Yorkshire border, 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 governor and the founding Treasurer of The Foundling Hospital in London, as well as being a Fellow of The Royal Society. He was extremely well-connected in Society, which enabled him to create such a world-class collections of specimen and thus paintings. White's father in-law was Major-General John Armstrong, who as Surveyor-General of the Ordnance, Chief Royal Engineer and Quartermaster-General to the Forces, has his offices in The Tower of London. Consequently, Taylor White had access to the birds and beasts of The Royal Menagerie at the Tower. He also was able to borrow specimen from The British Museum. Some rarer and more exotic specimens were brought back from their great travels across the globe by his Royal Society friends, the naturalist Sir Joseph Banks, Bt. and the famous clockmaker, John Harrison.

The Common Pheasant

The Common Pheasant (Scientific name: Phasianus colchicus) may have originally hailed from Asia and certain parts of Europe, but its charm and status as a popular gamebird have earned it a passport to travel and thrive across the globe.

As you venture through the picturesque British countryside, it's nearly impossible not to encounter one of these mesmerizing creatures. The male pheasant, also known as the cock pheasant, is a true showstopper with its brilliant plumage, featuring a dazzling blend of copper-red, bright gold, and iridescent shades of purple and green. A sight to behold, indeed!

So, the next time you're out exploring the great outdoors, keep your eyes peeled for a glimpse of the enchanting pheasant. With its extraordinary plumage and wide geographical distribution, this spectacular bird is sure to leave you spellbound!

Production & Delivery

From the point of order, the production of your Pheasant Placemats will take 3-5 working days. It will then be despatched via a tracked postal service, carefully packaged for safe delivery to you around 48 hours later.

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

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