Red & Blue Macaw Framed Print

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A high quality framed print of a Red & Blue Macaw, painted by wildlife painter Charles Collins (c.1680-1744) in the early 18th Century.

The Red & Blue Macaw Framed Print

Discover the stunning Red & Blue Macaw Wall Art with our Red & Blue Macaw Framed Print, a high-quality piece that will elevate any room's ambience. Available in three versatile sizes, this vintage Red & Blue Macaw print is designed to fit seamlessly in any space, whether large or small. Our Red & Blue Macaw fine art prints are crafted on archival, museum-quality fine art paper, ensuring an exceptional finish that lasts for years to come.

Choose from a variety of mounting options for your Red & Blue Macaw art print, including unmounted or mounted with snow white, off-white, or black conservation-grade, acid-free mounts. Each Red & Blue Macaw Framed Print is enclosed within a classic and discreet frame in black, white, or natural wood finish.

Infuse elegance into any setting with this Red & Blue Macaw wall art featuring the masterful painting skills of Peter Paillou, an 18th Century wildlife art master. Our high-quality framed fine art print makes an exceptional and unique gift for occasions like weddings, Christmas, birthdays, or even as a heartfelt thank you gesture. Make an unforgettable impression with our vintage Red & Blue Macaw art print today!

The Taylor White Collection's 18th Century Watercolour Painting of The Red & Blue Macaw

Our Red & Blue Macaw 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, Charles Collins (c.1680 - 1744) to paint a number of specimens for his collection. The watercolour painting of the Red & Blue Macaw was one of these masterpieces, which emerged from the collaboration between White and Collins.

The original watercolour of the Red & Blue Macaw is extremely finely painted, with incredible detail, allowing you to see the Red & Blue Macaw'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 Red & Blue Macaw

The Red and Blue Macaw (Scientific name: Ara chloroptera) is a magnificent bird that stands out as the largest member of the Ara genus. These captivating creatures are native to the lush forests and woodlands of northern and central South America, specifically across Brazil, Bolivia, and Paraguay. While their original moniker, "Red & Blue Macaw," was coined by Taylor White during his captioning of a stunning watercolor painting he had commissioned, they are now more commonly referred to as the Red and Green Macaw. This name change stems from the fact that these birds display vibrant red and green feathers, alongside their striking blue plumage.

The Red and Blue Macaw is not only known for its vivid colors but also for its impressive size. These avian marvels can grow up to 90 cm (35 inches) in length, with wingspans reaching up to 125 cm (49 inches). They are known to live for more than 50 years in the wild, making them an enduring presence in their habitat. In addition to their size and longevity, these macaws are renowned for their intelligence and social nature. They form strong bonds with their mates and often gather in large, noisy flocks, displaying their acrobatic skills and chatty behavior.

Superb Fine Art Print on Museum-Quality Paper

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

For the larger two sizes of the Red & Blue Macaw 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.

15cm x 20cm Framed Print

The smallest version of the framed Red & Blue Macaw Framed Print is printed on 200gsm Enhanced Matte Art paper, which gives museum-quality results for your print.
* Please note that the website images of the Red & Blue Macaw Framed Print (above) are low resolution for illustrative purposes. The Red & Blue Macaw Framed Print uses very high resolution images to give the finished notebook a crisp and clear finish.

Frame

The Red & Blue Macaw 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″)
  • 15cm x 20cm (6″ x 8″)

Frame Colours

  • Black
  • White
  • Natural wood

Classic Black Frame

Classic Black Picture Frame

Classic Natural Frame

Classic Natural Picture Frame

Classic White frame

Classic White Picture Frame

Classic Frame Rear

Classic Frame Rear

Classic Frame Cross-Section

Classic Frame Cross Section

Mounts

The Red & Blue Macaw 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

Snow-White Print Mount

Off-White Mount

Off-White Print Mount

Black Mount

Black Print Mount

Production & Delivery

Our Red & Blue Macaw 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, Charles Collins (c.1680 - 1744) to paint a number of specimens for his collection. The watercolour painting of the Red & Blue Macaw was one of these masterpieces, which emerged from the collaboration between White and Collins.

The original watercolour of the Red & Blue Macaw is extremely finely painted, with incredible detail, allowing you to see the Red & Blue Macaw'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.

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