Giclée Print Legless Birds of Paradise - Emerald
A signed and numbered Giclée print from the original 'Legless Birds of Paradise' design.
- Size: A4 (297 x 210 mm)
- The image has 2 cm border, perfect for framing
- Paper: Somerset Enhanced Velvet 255gsm
- Archival Quality Print
- Limited Edition: 150
- Individually numbered and signed
- Printed in London
Alfred Wallace had a passion for birds of paradise. The driving force of his 1854 expedition to the Malay Archipelago was to witness these magnificent birds. It was also on this trip he independently conceived his theory of evolution.
Wallace became the first European ever to see the magical displays of the birds of paradise. He called it 'the most beautiful of all the beautiful living forms that adorn the Earth' In a time before Wallace, birds of paradise were thought of having no legs. According to Papuans who traded them, the birds spent their lives floating in the sky. That’s how they got their name birds of the gods, birds of paradise. It was only when they died, they fell to earth. The truth is their legs were actually cut off as considered unnecessary. Only their colourful and vibrant plumage was important. A legacy of the legless mythology survives to this day.
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Prints will be individually wrapped in a cellophane sleeve with acid free card and posted in a board backed envelope.
UK Delivery - £3.50
Europe - £10
Rest of the World - £15
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