Red Grouse Wall Clock

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Our unique Red Grouse Wall Clock is a 10in x 10in round wall-mounted clock. Available with a natural bamboo or black frame, the clock features a stunning reproduction of a vintage 18th Century watercolour painting of a Red Grouse. Perfect as a gift, or for your home or office.

Red Grouse Wall Clock

When it comes to interior decor, wall clocks often take a backseat to larger, more attention-grabbing pieces. However, a well-chosen wall clock, such as our Red Grouse Wall Clock can serve as a focal point that marries function with form in a unique and powerful way. Our Red Grouse Wall Clock is a 10in x 10in clock, adorned with a high-quality reproduction of an 18th-century watercolor painting of a Red Grouse, offers precisely that blend.

Our Red Grouse wall clock has a sustainably produced bamboo frame, which is available in either natural bamboo, or in black. The face and hands of the clock are protected by crystal-clear Plexiglas, meaning the artwork and hands should remain clean and fresh-looking. The frame and Plexiglas can be given a gentle wipe as and when needed to remove any dust or dirt.

The Red Grouse Wall Clock's artwork is carefully reproduced so that each brushstroke is visible, as in the original watercolour painting. The artwork will liven up the room in which you hang the clock  and will, no doubt, become a focal and talking point for your guests.

This wall clock is suited to pretty much any room in your home or office. The Red Grouse artwork is gentle and refined so it will suit any environment, modern or antique.

Don't forget to think of others as well - the Red Grouse Wall Clock makes a fabulous gift - birthday, wedding, anniversary, or just to say "I love you"!

Red Grouse Wall Clock Specifications

Our Red Grouse Wall Clock is a round clock (10in x 10in / 25.5cm x 25.5cm), which features a reproduction of the beautiful vintage watercolour painting of a Red Grouse. This clock is a statement piece, which will become a focal point of the room in which it hangs.

Using a dye sublimation print process, each bird clock is printed with a crisp and vibrant image of a Red Grouse. Its black arms are protected by a crystal-clear Plexiglas lens, which helps protect the clock face from damage and wear.

The rear of the Red Grouse Wall Clock is where the time can be altered and a battery be inserted. A built-in rear hook is a key feature, so the clock is ready for hanging on your wall as soon as it arrives with you.

Our Red Grouse clock is available with either a natural bamboo, or a black frame. Whether the clock is for your kitchen, bedroom, bathroom or living room, it will be a joy to behold!

  1. Crisp colour reproduction on the clock face
  2. Natural bamboo frame
  3. Round clock face
  4. Available with a black or natural coloured frame
  5. Ready to hand on the wall
  6. Runs with 1 x AA battery (not included)

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

Our Red Grouse 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 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 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 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 Wall Clock will take 4-5 working days. It will then be despatched via a tracked postal service, carefully packaged for safe delivery to you around 48 hours later.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About The Red Grouse Wall Clock

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