American White Pelican (Plate 311) Oil Painting - John James Audubon

American White Pelican (Plate 311)

John James AudubonItem # 327534
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  • About Reproduction

    Discover the allure of art with our faithful reproduction of "American White Pelican (Plate 311)", originally brought to life by the talented John James Audubon. Unlike posters or prints, our hand-painted oil painting breathes an unique sense of depth and texture into your space. Every detail, every stroke, and every texture is meticulously recreated, paying the perfect homage to John James Audubon and his artistic vision.

    Owning this piece is more than just decoration - it's a statement of your refined taste in art. Let the vibrant colors and intricate details of this replica serve as a daily reminder of the beauty in our world. Elevate your decor and appreciate the richness of art with our replica of this masterpiece.

  • Painting Description

    "American White Pelican (Plate 311)" is one of the iconic illustrations created by John James Audubon for his seminal work, "The Birds of America." Published between 1827 and 1838, "The Birds of America" is a collection of 435 life-sized prints that depict a wide variety of bird species found in the United States. Audubon, a Franco-American ornithologist, naturalist, and painter, is renowned for his detailed and realistic portrayals of birds, which have contributed significantly to the field of ornithology and natural history.

    Plate 311 features the American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos), a large aquatic bird known for its distinctive white plumage and long, orange bill. Audubon's illustration captures the pelican in a dynamic and lifelike pose, showcasing its elegant form and the intricate details of its feathers. The background of the plate often includes elements of the bird's natural habitat, providing context and enhancing the overall composition.

    Audubon's work on "The Birds of America" involved extensive field research and observation. He traveled across the United States, often enduring harsh conditions, to study birds in their natural environments. His dedication to accuracy and his artistic skill are evident in Plate 311, where the anatomy and behavior of the American White Pelican are rendered with remarkable precision.

    The publication of "The Birds of America" was a monumental achievement in both art and science. The illustrations were originally printed on large sheets of paper, known as the "double elephant folio," measuring about 39 by 26 inches. This allowed Audubon to depict the birds at their actual size, a feature that set his work apart from other ornithological studies of the time.

    Plate 311, like the other plates in the series, was produced using a combination of techniques, including engraving, etching, and aquatint. The prints were then hand-colored, a process that required the collaboration of skilled artisans. The result was a collection of vibrant and detailed images that brought the beauty and diversity of American birdlife to a wide audience.

    Today, "The Birds of America" is considered one of the finest ornithological works ever completed, and Plate 311 remains a testament to Audubon's enduring legacy as both an artist and a naturalist. The American White Pelican illustration continues to be admired for its artistic merit and its contribution to the understanding of avian species.

  • Lead Time & Shipping

    When you order this oil painting replica, it typically takes 2-3 weeks to paint. If the artwork is more complex, it might need a little more time to ensure the best quality. Once it's ready, we'll send you a photo for your approval. After you give the green light, we'll ship it to you for free.

  • Return & Refund

    We believe in the quality of our hand-painted oil painting reproductions, and your satisfaction is our priority. If for any reason, you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, we offer a 45-day return policy. You can return your artwork within 45 days of receipt and receive a full refund. Please note that the artwork must be returned in the original packaging and in the same condition as it was received.

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100% hand-painted

Each and every piece of our artwork is entirely hand-painted by artists with over a decade of experience. Every painting is infused with a unique personality and an unrivaled value, showcasing art in its rawest and most authentic form just for you.

Museum quality

We adhere to museum-level standards in our creation. Each piece of work is reproduced using techniques as close as possible to the original, coupled with the finest paints and canvases, making the color, structure, and texture of every replica as similar as possible to the original.

Top-level materials

We insist on choosing the best quality paints and canvases from around the world. These selected materials not only offer unparalleled color saturation and durability, but also ensure that the reproductions can withstand the test of time. Only the finest materials can replicate the most authentic artworks possible.

Online proofing

We offer online proofing services, allowing you to be hands-on with every step of the artistic journey. You can personally review and suggest tweaks, and we'll meticulously fine-tune every detail until it aligns with your vision to the tee.

Frequently asked questions

  • How similar are your oil painting reproductions to the original artworks?

    We pride ourselves on achieving a high level of accuracy in our reproductions. While it's nearly impossible to replicate an artwork 100%, our skilled artists ensure that our reproductions capture the essence, texture, and colors of the original as closely as possible.
  • Can I customize a specific artwork that's not in your catalog?

    Absolutely! We offer custom painting services. If there's a specific artwork or portrait you'd like, simply provide us with the details or an image, and our artists will recreate it for you.
  • If I want to modify certain parts of an existing artwork (like colors or size), is it possible?

    Yes, we offer modification services. Just let us know your preferences, and our artists will make the necessary adjustments to meet your requirements.
  • How should I display my oil painting reproduction to achieve the best effect?

    For the best visual impact, hang your painting at eye level in a well-lit area, preferably with indirect natural light or soft artificial lighting. Avoid direct sunlight and high humidity areas to protect the artwork.
  • Can I see a draft of the artwork before it's finished?

    Yes, we offer online proofing services. Once the initial draft is ready, we'll send you a preview. You can provide feedback, and our artists will make adjustments accordingly.
  • How do I clean and maintain my oil painting reproduction?

    Gently dust the painting with a soft brush or lint-free cloth. Avoid using chemicals or water. If the painting requires deeper cleaning, consult a professional.