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Painted Bird | Lapwing



Painted Bird | Lapwing


Product Details

From an original painting by Denise Allan exclusively for The Shop Floor Project.

Digital art reproduction of original painting on 310gsm, archival quality, acid-free, aquarelle rag.

Limited edition of 50, signed and numbered & stamped.


UNFRAMED PRINT SIZE: A3 / 297 x 420mm / 29.7 x 42cm / 11.7 x 16.5 inches

FRAMED SIZE (Oak, Black, Putty, with mount): 397 x 520mm / 39.7 x 52cm / 15.6 x 20.5 inches

FRAMED SIZE (White, with mount): 405 x 528mm / 40.5 x 52.8cm / 15.9 x 20.8 inches

FRAMED SIZE (Thick Black, without mount): 381 x 504mm / 38.1 x 50.4cm / 15 x 19.8 inches

Frame options: Oak with mount, White with mount, Black with mount, Putty with mount, Thick black without mount

Please note: Our framers are recognised by the Fine Art Trade Guild for their quality because the custom frames have tightly pinned corners, and are made from precision cut wood in England, made bespoke for each order. All our frames are glazed with our Clarity+ Perspex. It's cut from the highest quality acrylic sheet that's both crystal clear, but also safe and filters out 99% of UV light to protect the artwork.



Birds of a Feather is a new collection of limited edition fine art prints taken from a series of original painted panels by Denise Allan. The collection is inspired by the artist's recent discovery of an early 17th century Il Bestiario Barocco (or The Feather Book), created by Dionisio Minaggio whilst he was the Chief Gardener of the state of Milan between 1616 and 1618.


Each page of the hand-made book depicts one or two bird species of Northern Europe in great detail. On first viewing they appear painted only to realise on further investigation they are constructed from an intricate web of real feathers augmented with pieces of bird skin, feet, and beaks.


Denise comments that "The skilful use of these found materials produced a book with a charming naivety, found in the best examples of folk art."

These prints which are expertly recreated from the artist's original paintings on wooden panels bear all the marks of the originals: the chalky faded paints and the grain of the wood.