Red Grouse Greetings Card | Packs of 10/20/50

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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.

Description

Red Grouse Greetings Card

Our Red Grouse Greetings Card is a fine art greetings card, which is printed on 324gsm Mohawk card. The giclée printed Red Grouse 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 Grouse 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 Red Grouse 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 Grouse 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 Grouse 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 Grouse

The Red Grouse (Scientific name: Lagopus lagopus scotica) is a gambird from the Grouse family, which is found in the heather moors of England, Scotland and Ireland. The bird depicted is of the sub-species Willow Ptarmigan.

The Red Grouse has red-brown plumage with a black tail and white legs. The underside of the wings have white stripes, whilst they have red combs over their eyes.

The Red Grouse is a much sought after gamebird, due to its speed and relative rarity. It suffers heavily in some years from the effects of poor weather and predators. Grouse umbers therefore fluctuate heavily from year to year. The Red Grouse is celebrated for the start of the shooting season, known as "The Glorious Twelfth" - 12th August. The prized birds are rushed from the moors to the restaurants of London in time to be served for dinner.

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.

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Card Quantity

10, 20, 50

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