Puffin Greetings Card | Packs of 10/20/50

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A high quality greetings card printed on Mohawk fine art paper of a pair of Puffins on the beach. Painted by wildlife painter Charles Collins (c.1680 - 1744) in June 1742.

Description

Puffin Greetings Card

Our Puffin Greetings Card is a fine art greetings card, which is printed on 324gsm Mohawk card. The giclée printed Puffin stands out with beautiful, vibrant colour, showing the fine detail of the artist's work. Mohawk card is a tactile, premium uncoated paper, which is acid-free. It is a museum-quality card, which is also of archival quality.

The interior of the card is left blank so that you can use the cards all year round for any occasion.

  • Size: 4" x 6" (102mm x 152mm).
  • Card: 324gsm Mohawk fine art card stock featuring a Puffin design on the front cover.
  • Envelopes: Brown craft envelopes.
  • Quantity: Available in packs of 10, 20 or 50 greetings cards.

The Taylor White Collection

The watercolour painting of the Puffin comes from the collection of Taylor White F.R.S. (1701-1772). 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 Puffin 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 Puffin 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 Atlantic Puffin

The Atlantic Puffin (Scientific name: Fratercula arctica) is to be found in the North Atlantic Ocean and is one of three species of Puffin. The Puffin breeds on cliffs or islands in large colonies and feeds by diving into the sea.

The Puffin has black and white plumage and a large colourful beak in the breeding season. Once the breeding season is over, the coloured parts of the beak are shed. Due to its features, the Puffin is an endearing bird to humans. Indeed, the "Fratercula" part of the scientific name  means "little brother" in Latin - a reference to the black and white feathers, which are not dissimilar to monastic garments!

Production & Delivery

From the point of order, the production of your pack of Puffin cards 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.

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Card Quantity

10, 20, 50

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