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Bird Art

Birds have fascinated people since the stone age. The oldest bird art dates from 15,000 B.C and is in Lascaux Cave in France. Part-bird, part-human forms convey super human abilities, such as vision (bird heads) and speed (wings). Ancient Egyptians considered birds winged souls. Goldfinches in illuminated manuscripts in the Middle Ages were associated with baby Jesus. Nowadays, bird symbolism is still important - birds of prey such as eagles symbolise power, doves symbolise peace and owls convey wisdom.
The realistic illustration of birds become popular in the 1700s as scientists became concerned with classifying species and understanding the natural world. Some of the greatest wildlife artists, such as John James Audubon and John Gould, spent years illustrating birds.
Our fine art prints of birds are based on vintage illustrations from the period 1600 to 1920. We make them with superb pigmented inks and heavyweight 300gsm German fine art paper made from 100% cotton and spring water.​

Fine art print about poultry inspired by an illustration from the 1860s by Harrison Weir.Features White Crested Black Polish chickens. The Polish is a European breed of chicken known for its huge crest of feathers...
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Vintage bird art showing White Eared and Pearly Conure parrots (Pyrrhura leucotis and perlata) which are found in Brazil.This is a fine art print inspired by a lithograph made in 1903 by David Seth-Smith...
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Fine art print about poultry inspired by an illustration from the 1860s by Harrison Weir.Features White Leghorn chickens. The Leghorn comes from Tuscany in Italy. They were exported to North America in 1828 from Livorno in Tuscany so became known as "Leghorn", as that is the anglicisation of "Livorn..
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Fine art print inspired by a lithograph made in the 1860s by J. Ludlow.Features White Leghorn chickens.This is a fine art print of a lithograph from the 1860s...
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Vintage bird art showing White Winged and Tui Parakeets (Brotogerys virescens and tui) which are found in Amazonia, Brazil and Colombia.This is a fine art print inspired by a lithograph made in 1903 by David Seth-Smith...
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Vintage bird art showing Yellow and Red Vented Blue Bonnet Parrots (Psephotus xanthorrhous and haematorrhous) which are found in Australia.This is a fine art print inspired by a lithograph made in 1903 by David Seth-Smith...
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Vintage bird art showing Yellow Crowned Parakeet and Antipodes Parakeet (Cyanorhamphus unicolor and auriceps) which are found in New Zealand and the Antipodes Islands.This is a fine art print inspired by a lithograph made in 1903 by David Seth-Smith...
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Vintage bird art showing Yellow Rumped and Pennant's Parakeets (Platycercus elegans and flaveolus) which are found in Australia.This is a fine art print inspired by a lithograph made in 1903 by David Seth-Smith...
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Fine art print featuring a Yellow-crowned Amazon Parrot (Psittacus ochrocephalus).Inspired by a lithograph made in 1849 by J.M. Lieutenant Gillis for the US Naval Expedition to the Southern Hemisphere...
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Fine art print inspired by a lithograph made in the late 1800s by Henry Nehrling.Features Yellow-throated Vireo and their nest. The Yellow-throated Vireo (Vireo flavifrons) is a small American songbird...
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Fine art print inspired by John Gerrard Keulemans.Features Banded Rail (Rallus philippensis) and Dieffenbach's Rail (Gallirallus dieffenbachii, extinct 1840s. Buller said of the Banded Rail:"It is spread throughout New Zealand in all suitable localities; but owing to its extremely shy disposition, i..
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Fine art print inspired by John Gerrard Keulemans.Features the Black-billed Gull (Larus bulleri) and Southern Black-backed Gull (Larus dominicanus). Buller said of the Black-billed Gull:"The birds which frequent the lake become very tame, one pair in particular readily taking a worm from my outstret..
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Fine art print inspired by a lithograph made in the early 1800s by Thomas Doughty.Features a Blue Crane and Hudsonian Godwit...
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Fine art print inspired by a lithograph made in the early 1800s by Thomas Doughty.Features Canvas-backed and Red-headed Ducks...
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Fine art print inspired by John Gerrard Keulemans.Features Long Tailed Cuckoo and Grey Warbler (Eudynamys taitensis and Gerygone igata). Of these birds, Buller says "The illustration...although it may have the appearance of an exaggeration, is in reality a true picture of bird-life. The Long-tailed ..
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Fine art print inspired by John Gerrard Keulemans.Features Marsh Rail (now known as Marsh Crake, Porzana pusilla affinis) and Swamp Rail (now known as Spotless Crake, Porzana tabuensis tabuensis). Buller said of the MArsh Rail:"This handsome little Rail is found in both Islands; but it is everywhere..
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Fine art print inspired by John Gerrard Keulemans.Features New Zealand Owls, The Morepork (Ninox novaeseelandiae) and Laughing Owl (Sceloglaux albifacies, became extinct in 1914).Walter Buller KCMG (1838 - 1906) was a New Zealand lawyer and naturalist. His work, "A History of the Birds of New Zealan..
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Fine art print inspired by John Gerrard Keulemans.Features male and female New Zealand Quail or Koreke (Coturnix novaezelandiae, extinct 1875). Buller said:"This handsome species, the only indigenous representative in New Zealand of the order Gallinæ, was “on the verge of extinction” when I publishe..
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Fine art print inspired by John Gerrard Keulemans.Features the New-Zealand Sheldrake, now known as the Paradise shelduck (Tadorna variegata) Buller said:"Of the eight species of this tribe inhabiting New Zealand the “Paradise Duck” of the colonists is undoubtedly the finest. It is spread all over th..
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Fine art print inspired by John Gerrard Keulemans.Features North Island Weka (Gallirallus australis greyi) or Woodhen and Buff weka or South-Island Woodhen (Gallirallus australis bectori). Buller said of the Woodhen:"The range of the Northern species is strictly confined to the North Island. Speakin..
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Vintage bird art showing Ornate Lorikeet (Trichoglossus ornatus) which is found in Indonesia, Celebes and the Togian Isles.This is a fine art print inspired by a lithograph made in 1903 by David Seth-Smith...
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Fine art print inspired by John Gerrard Keulemans.Features an Owl Parrot or Kakapo (Strigops habroptilus). Buller commented that the the rare and endangered Kakapo parrot had a face that resembled an owl and nocturnal habits.Walter Buller KCMG (1838 - 1906) was a New Zealand lawyer and naturalist. H..
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Fine art print inspired by John Gerrard Keulemans.Features the Rough-faced Shag, now known as the New Zealand King Shag (Leucocarbo carunculatus) and the White-throated Shag (now known as Little shag (Phalacrocorax melanoleucos brevirostris). Buller said of the Rough-faced Shag:"In November 1885 Cap..
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Fine art print inspired by John Gerrard Keulemans.Features North Island Kokako (Callaeas wilsoni) or Blue-wattled Crow, and South Island Kokako or Koka (Callaeas cinerea, last sighted in 1967 and declared extinct in 2007) or Orange-wattled Crow. A claimed sighting of the South Island Kokako has fuel..
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Fine art print inspired by John Gerrard Keulemans.Features the White-headed Petrel (Pterodroma lessonii) and Sooty Petrel, now known as the Grey-faced petrel, Great-winged Petrel or Muttonbird (Pterodroma macroptera gouldi). Buller said of the White-headed Petrel:"I have never seen this fine Petrel ..
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Fine art print inspired by a lithograph made in the early 1800s by Thomas Doughty.Features a Goosander and Golden-eye duck...
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Fine art print inspired by a lithograph made in the early 1800s by Thomas Doughty.Features Quails...
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Fine art print inspired by a lithograph made in the early 1800s by Thomas Doughty.Features a Ruffed Grouse...
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Fine art print inspired by a lithograph made in the early 1800s by Thomas Doughty.Features a Woodcock...
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Fine art print inspired by a lithograph from the 1870s by Thomas Rymer Jones.Features Bee Eater birds...
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