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Fiona Smith Art & Writing

Fairy Wren Arabesque limited edition fine art print

Fairy Wren Arabesque limited edition fine art print

Regular price $320.00 AUD
Regular price Sale price $320.00 AUD
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Superb Fairy-Wrens are a bunch of swingers, that's for sure. The brightly coloured Dads can never be sure that the progeny that emerge from a clutch of eggs are really their own. The brown "jenny wrens" are a little ... fickle ... when it comes to matters of the heart.

These birds are found found south of the Tropic of Capricorn through eastern Australia and Tasmania to the south-eastern corner of South Australia. They sit on a Coalport Imari-patterned milk jug from the 1820s.  Coalport was a porcelain factory in Shropshire, England, founded by John Rose in 1795.

The wallpaper is based on the Stag Trail - the history of which is described by Littlegreene: "This classic Georgian design can be seen at Greyfriars, a medieval timber house in Worcester. The property’s 20th Century owner, Elsie Moore, acquired some unused rolls from a rectory attic in nearby Pershore, and displayed sections of them as framed panels in her bright yellow dining room. Suspecting that the turquoise pigment in the ground could have been arsenic, she covered the panels in plain brown paper to prevent the unwitting poisoning of either herself or her guests. The holes made by the pins she used can still be seen today, but the paper is, thankfully, (safely) back on show."

Only 25 of these unframed museum quality Giclee Prints will be offered in each size:

  •  Medium 45 x 60 cm image size plus a 5cm border


  • Small 22.5  x 30 cm plus a 3cm border -  $180

Shipping within Australia is free.

Printed in Australia, using expanded gamut archival vivid pigment inks and acid free archival 310 gsm artist cotton paper, these Giclee reproductions are incredibly true to the original artworks and are eminently collectable. Each print is hand numbered and embossed.

Please allow 10-14 days for delivery of your limited edition print order. Your print is carefully and professionally packaged and sealed in a tube with tissue paper for safe shipping.

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