Downy Woodpecker (plate Cxii)
Picus Pubescens Oil Painting - John James Audubon

Downy Woodpecker (plate Cxii) Picus Pubescens

John James AudubonItem # 1845380
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  • About Reproduction

    Discover the allure of art with our faithful reproduction of "Downy Woodpecker (plate Cxii) Picus Pubescens", 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

    "Downy Woodpecker (plate Cxii) Picus Pubescens" is a notable illustration by the renowned naturalist and painter John James Audubon. This artwork is part of Audubon's seminal work, "The Birds of America," which is widely regarded as one of the finest ornithological works ever completed. Published between 1827 and 1838, "The Birds of America" contains 435 life-sized watercolors of North American birds, all reproduced from hand-engraved plates. Audubon's meticulous attention to detail and his ability to capture the essence of his avian subjects have made his illustrations timeless treasures in both the scientific and artistic communities.

    The Downy Woodpecker, scientifically known as Picoides pubescens, is one of the smallest woodpecker species in North America. Audubon’s depiction of this bird is both scientifically accurate and artistically compelling. Plate Cxii showcases the Downy Woodpecker in its natural habitat, highlighting its distinctive black and white plumage, the characteristic red patch on the back of the male’s head, and its behavior of foraging on tree bark for insects. Audubon’s illustration captures the bird in a dynamic pose, emphasizing its agility and the intricate patterns of its feathers.

    Audubon’s work was revolutionary for its time, combining artistic skill with scientific observation. He often traveled extensively to observe birds in their natural environments, making detailed notes and sketches that he later used to create his illustrations. His dedication to realism and his innovative techniques in watercolor painting set new standards for wildlife art.

    "Downy Woodpecker (plate Cxii) Picus Pubescens" is not just an illustration; it is a historical document that provides insight into the biodiversity of early 19th-century North America. Audubon’s work continues to be a valuable resource for ornithologists, historians, and art enthusiasts alike, offering a glimpse into the natural world through the eyes of one of history’s greatest naturalists.

  • 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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.
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    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.
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    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.