35.6 x 28 cm art print featuring Bullfinches by Allen William Seaby from the National Galleries of Scotland collection. This print comes delivered rolled in a cardboard tube.
Best known for his images of birds and other wildlife, in this festive print Seaby shows two bullfinches amongst the snow covered branches of a tree. The male bullfinch, with his unmistakable red breast and cheeks, contrasts against the pale blue of the sky.
Allen William Seaby (1867-1953) was born in London and was a renowned painter, illustrator, colour woodcut artist and writer. He studied at Reading University’s School of Art where, from 1920-33, he was Professor of Fine Art. He illustrated and wrote a number of books during his career including, Art in the Life of Mankind, 1928-31, and Colour Printing with Linoleum and Wood Blocks, 1928. He also travelled widely in Scotland when he was working on the plates for a book on British birds, from 1910-13. Seaby was an influential exponent of the colour woodcut method with his subjects including birds, animals, and scenes from both the United Kingdom and Europe.