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A high quality greetings card printed on Mohawk fine art paper of a Red Grouse standing on a rock on the moor. Painted by wildlife painter Charles Collins (c.1680 - 1744) in 1737.

Red Grouse Greetings Card

Discover our stunning Red Grouse Greetings Card, an exquisite collection of high-quality, vintage greetings cards featuring vibrant Red Grouse artwork. These Red Grouse cards feature an 18th Century watercolour painting of the Red Grouse on their cover and are perfect for any occasion - birthday, Christmas, thank you, get well soon or just to say hello to someone. With their detailed and eye-catching artwork, the cards are printed on premium 324gsm Mohawk cardstock.

Our Red Grouse cards showcase giclée printing that brings the artist's work to life, highlighting the Red Grouse's plumage and features in stunning clarity, fine detail and rich colours. This museum-quality, acid-free greetings card ensures the card can remain a keepsake for its recipient, as the risk of fading is drastically reduced compared to most cards.

These versatile 4" x 6" (102mm x 152mm) greetings cards have a blank interior, allowing you to personalize them for any event throughout the year. Our Red Grouse Greetings Card come with brown craft envelopes, adding a rustic charm, as well as environmental friendliness to your message.

Choose from packs of 10, 20, or 50 Red Grouse Greetings Card to suit your needs.

* Please note that the lower-resolution images on our website are for illustrative purposes only, and the actual Red Grouse Greetings Cards utilise high-resolution imagery for a crisp and clear finish.

Elevate your card-giving experience with these captivating and timeless vintage Red Grouse greeting cards.

Red Grouse Card Dimensions & Properties

  • Size: 4" x 6" (102mm x 152mm).
  • Card: 324gsm Mohawk fine art card stock featuring a Red Grouse design on the front cover.
  • Interior: Blank, so you can personalise and send the Red Grouse card for any occasion.
  • Envelopes: Brown craft envelopes.
  • Quantity: Available in packs of 10, 20 or 50 greetings cards.

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

Our Red Grouse journal / notebook 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 Grouse was one of these masterpieces, which emerged from the collaboration between White and Collins.

The original watercolour of the Red Grouse is extremely finely painted, with incredible detail, allowing you to see the Red Grouse'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 journal / notebook, which is now available for you to enjoy for noting down your thoughts, ideas, sketches, doodles, 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 Grouse

The Red Grouse (Scientific name: Lagopus lagopus scotica) is a true gem in the Grouse family! These marvellous gamebirds grace the heather moors of England, Scotland, and Ireland, flaunting their striking features and captivating bird enthusiasts everywhere. The Red Grouse hails from the Willow Ptarmigan sub-species, adding an extra touch of mystique.

Feast your eyes on the Red Grouse's magnificent red-brown plumage, masterfully contrasted by a sleek black tail and snow-white legs. The underside of their wings boasts elegant white stripes, while their fierce gaze is framed by distinctive red combs above the eyes.

The Red Grouse's impressive speed and undeniable rarity make them a highly sought-after prize in the world of shooting. However, it's not all smooth sailing for our feathered friends. They often face challenges due to harsh weather and relentless predators, causing their numbers to fluctuate dramatically from year to year.

But fear not, the Red Grouse's resilience is legendary! This spirited bird is celebrated with an annual event that is sure to delight any hunter or gourmand: "The Glorious Twelfth." Mark your calendars for the 12th August when the shooting season kicks off, and the quest for the prized Red Grouse begins! These elusive birds are whisked away from the moors and straight to the finest restaurants of London, where they are transformed into delectable dinners fit for royalty.

Production & Delivery

From the point of order, the production of your pack of Red Grouse 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.