The Edwards Pl. 9, Ivory-billed woodpecker captures this delightful species in the artist’s quintessential rudimentary style.
Printed with archival pigments on rag watercolor paper, this modern facsimile print conveys the nuanced color and detail of George Edwards’ original watercolor. Add a layer of intrigue to your decor with this enchanting avian print!
About the Oppenheimer Editions Lenhardt Collection of George Edwards Watercolors at Drayton Hall
Published in partnership with the Lenhardt Collection of George Edwards Watercolors at Drayton Hall, Oppenheimer Editions offers a select number of Edwards’ original watercolors from his publication A Natural History of Uncommon Birds (1743) as limited-edition fine art prints. Depicting various species against a sparse background, Edwards’s paintings of birds have a charming rudimentary quality to them. This edition is limited to 200 prints.
About George Edwards
George Edwards (1694 – 1773) was a British artist and naturalist who enjoyed the patronage of Sir Hans Sloane and the friendship of artist Mark Catesby. One of his most notable works is A Natural History of Uncommon Birds, 1743, which records a number of birds that had not been previously illustrated.
About Oppenheimer Editions
Established in 1999, our publishing company Oppenheimer Editions was developed in order to produce modern facsimiles of historic works of art. Marrying cutting-edge digital printing technologies with canonical works of art, Oppenheimer Editions has partnered with prestigious museums to make their holdings accessible to the public as fine art prints. Works from the New-York Historical Society’s unrivaled collections of John James Audubon’s watercolors and the Hudson River School paintings are examples of art that otherwise would be unobtainable.
Among the institutional collections we have partnered with are the American Museum of Natural History, the Field Museum, and the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. Our Oppenheimer Editions prints are not mere reproductions. Rather, they are limited-edition fine art prints made with the finest quality archival pigments on rag watercolor paper and executed to exacting standards.
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