Red & Blue Macaw Greetings Card

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A high quality greetings card printed on Mohawk fine art paper of a Red & Blue Macaw, painted by wildlife painter Charles Collins (c.1680-1744) in the mid-18th Century.

Description

Red & Blue Macaw Greetings Card

Our Red & Blue Macaw Greetings Card is a fine art greetings card, which is printed on 324gsm Mohawk card. The giclée printed Red & Blue Macaw 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 Red & Blue Macaw design on the front cover.
  • Envelopes: Brown craft envelopes.

The Taylor White Collection

The watercolour painting of the Red & Blue Macaw 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 Red & Blue Macaw 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 Red & Blue Macaw 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 Red & Blue Macaw

The Red & Blue Macaw (Scientific name: Ara chloroptera) is the largest of the genus Ara. It lives primarily in the forests and woods of northern and central South America. Although this print is entitled “Red & Blue Macaw”, so named by Taylor White during his captioning of the original watercolour painting, the bird is nowadays more commonly known as the red and green macaw.

Production & Delivery

From the point of order, the production of your Red & Blue Macaw Greetings Card 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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