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Robin Red Breast Christmas Card

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A high quality Christmas card printed on Mohawk fine art paper of a pair of Robin Red Breasts, painted by wildlife painter Charles Collins (c.1680-1744) in 1736.

Description

Robin Red Breast Christmas Card

Our Robin Red Breast Christmas Card is a fine art greetings card, which is printed on 324gsm Mohawk card. The giclée printed Robin 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: 5½" x 5½" (140mm x 140mm).
  • Card: 324gsm Mohawk fine art card stock featuring a Robin design on the front cover.
  • Envelopes: Brown craft envelopes.

The Taylor White Collection

The watercolour painting of the Robin 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 Robin 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 Robin 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 Robin

The Robin (Scientific name: Erithacus rubecula melophilus), often known as the British Red Breast in the 18th Century, lives throughout Europe, central Asia, northern Africa and the Middle East. The Robin Red Breast is synonymous with Christmas in the UK. It is also the gardener's companion, as it invariably flits close to where one is working, ready to dive in and grab a worm or bug, as soon as we move on.

Production & Delivery

From the point of order, the production of your Robin Red Breast Christmas 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.

Possible Product Variations

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Card Quantity

10, 20, 50

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