Red Grouse Journal / Notebook - 5in x 7in

Free Shipping
5in x 7in Journal with plain or ruled paper. The cover shows a Red Grouse standing on the Grouse moor, painted by wildlife artist Charles Collins (c.1720 - 1790) in 1737.

Red Grouse Journal

Our Red Grouse Journal is a hardback journal / notebook, which provides the perfect inspiration for you to scribble, doodle, draw or write in. With a premium vinyl laminated hardcover wrap around back, the Red Grouse stands out with beautiful, vibrant colour.

Our Red Grouse Journal has a smooth, matte finish on the exterior, and feature 64 pages (128 sides) of 90 gsm paper on the inside.

You can choose from either ruled or blank paper on the inner pages.

  • Size: 5″ x 7″ (12.7cm x 17.8cm) in size with a half inch (1.27cm) thick spine.
  • Pages: 64 pages (128 sides) of 90gsm paper.
  • Paper type; Available with plain or ruled paper.
  • Hardback Cover: Chipboard with a vinyl laminate over the Red Grouse design.

* Please note that the website images of the Red Grouse Journal (above) are low resolution for illustrative purposes. The Red Grouse Journal uses very high resolution images to give the finished notebook a crisp and clear finish.

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 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 Red Grouse Journal 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.