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This single plate etching of a male Cardinal depicts this fashionable songbird life size.  One of the most popular songbirds in the U.S., it is designated as the state bird for seven states.  The males have a striking red coloration and a dark black throat and mask.  Easy to spot in a green bush or tree.  An aggressive species during mating season, it will furiously defend its territory and is notorious for attacking its own reflection. Even the females have been seen doing this behavior. One of the few songbird species where the female also sings. Created on one copper plate and printed in two colors, it is entirely hand painted with transparent watercolors.


  • Technical Art Information:

    Image size: 9” x 12”

    This etching is hand-made on 1 copper plate, using 2 different ink colors.  In addition to the Arches rag paper used for the etching, the inks and paints employed to create the etching are of the highest quality.. Two weeks after the ink dries, meticulous hand-coloring is required to finish the piece. Because of all the hand work involved, no two pieces are exactly the same.  The etching has a 2” border of paper around the image with a beautiful, deckled edge.

  • Framing:

    Archival framing using supreme materials. The wood moulding is custom made with a pewter-champagne or gold finish.  The mat is a beautiful linen with a matching fillet, and the mounting mat is an archival fossil hue.  The etching is floated to display an elegant, deckled edge of the beautiful rag paper that the etching is printed on.  The glass is high quality museum glass to greatly reduce glare and protect the art from fading. The back is sealed with a mounting wire attached and ready to hang.

    Framing price: 180.00

    Total size with frame: 23” x 26”

  • Shipping:

    Art will generally be shipped within 10 days unless otherwise noted.  Unframed, the art is shipped flat between several layers of cardboard so when received it will lay flat and pristine. Shipping cost is determined by location.

    It can be shipped framed which again is determined by location or picked up locally. The size permits easy shipping, we use Fed. Ex for our shipping.  Occasionally delivery can be arranged if possible.  Generally, art will be shipped within 10 days at the latest.  If longer, customer will be promptly notified.  

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