Mallard Duck (Plate 221) Oil Painting - John James Audubon

Mallard Duck (Plate 221)

John James AudubonItem # 327528
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  • About Reproduction

    Discover the allure of art with our faithful reproduction of "Mallard Duck (Plate 221)", 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

    "Mallard Duck (Plate 221)" is a renowned illustration by John James Audubon, a notable American ornithologist, naturalist, and painter. This artwork is part of his seminal work, "The Birds of America," which is a collection of life-sized watercolors of North American birds, produced between 1827 and 1838. Audubon's "Mallard Duck" depicts the male and female of the species in a naturalistic setting, showcasing his attention to detail and commitment to portraying birds in their natural habitats.

    The plate illustrates the male mallard with its distinctive glossy green head, white neck ring, and chestnut-brown chest, alongside the more subtly colored female, characterized by her mottled brown plumage. Both are shown in a marshy environment, which reflects Audubon's practice of observing and painting birds from life. His work is celebrated for its combination of artistic beauty and scientific accuracy, and "Mallard Duck (Plate 221)" exemplifies this blend, capturing the grace and behavior of the ducks with precision.

    "The Birds of America" was published as a series of four volumes containing 435 plates, and it remains one of the most significant and celebrated ornithological works to this day. "Mallard Duck (Plate 221)" holds a place of importance within this collection, not only for its aesthetic appeal but also for its contribution to the study and appreciation of avian subjects. The original plates, including the Mallard Duck, were printed using the labor-intensive aquatint process and hand-colored by skilled artisans under Audubon's supervision.

    Audubon's work has had a lasting impact on ornithology and art, influencing generations of bird artists and conservationists. "Mallard Duck (Plate 221)" continues to be admired for its artistic merit and is a testament to Audubon's enduring legacy in the natural sciences and the arts. The original editions of "The Birds of America" are considered highly valuable collector's items, and the images, including that of the mallard ducks, have been reproduced in various formats over the years, allowing a wide audience to appreciate Audubon's masterful representation of America's avifauna.

  • 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.

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.