John James Audubon's Barn Owls | Strix Flammea
This Barn Owl art print by John James Audubon is a giclee reproduction print from Audubon's Birds of America which was originally published in 1827. This scientific illustration features magnificent male and female Barn Owls perched on a large tree branch, ready to devour their latest catch, a ground squirrel. The scientific name of this species is Strix Flammea.
THE BACK STORY
"This species is altogether nocturnal or crepuscular, and when disturbed during the day, flies in an irregular bewildered manner, as if at a loss how to look for a place of refuge...The flight of the Barn Owl is light, regular, and much protracted.
It passes through the air at an elevation of thirty or forty feet, in perfect silence, and pounces on its prey like a Hawk, often waiting for a fair opportunity from the branch of a tree, on which it alights for the purpose.
During day they are never seen, unless accidentally disturbed, when they immediately try to hide themselves. I am not aware of their having any propensity to fish, as the Snowy Owl has, nor have I ever seen one pursuing a bird. Ever careful of themselves, they retreat to the hollows of trees and such holes as they find about old buildings.
When kept in confinement they feed freely on any kind of flesh, and will stand for hours in the same position, frequently resting on one leg, while the other is drawn close to the body. In this position I watched one on my drawing table for six hours." -Birds of America
ABOUT THE MAKER
John James Audubon (born Jean Rabin; April 26, 1785 – January 27, 1851) was an American ornithologist, naturalist, and painter. He was notable for his extensive studies documenting all types of American birds and for his detailed illustrations that depicted the birds in their natural habitats.
His major work, a color-plate book entitled The Birds of America (1827–1839), is considered one of the finest ornithological works ever completed. Audubon identified 25 new species. This vintage art print is one of many by Audubon and makes an excellent choice for your home or office, or, as a gift for any fans of ornithology, or antique scientific illustrations.
We offer this print as a fine art giclee reproduction print in many different sizes on fine art paper (matte or glossy) or as a professionally gallery wrapped canvas print.
WITH OR WITHOUT PAGE TITLES
We can provide your print with or without the original page title you see around the perimeter of the image, it's your personal preference, just let me know when you place your order. Our default is to create your print WITH the page title information, so, if you DON'T want it included in your print, please tell me that when placing your order.
OUR GICLEE PRINTS
Your Barn Owl art print by John James Audubon will be created using archival, fade-resistant, pigment inks, heavyweight, museum-quality paper and a 12-color process fine-art printer to ensure the most vivid, detailed and long-lasting print. To prevent fading, as with all prints, please never expose them to direct sunlight. To protect your investment, we recommend that you mat and frame your prints.
There is no mat or frame included with this print other than the framing members we use to create our ready-to-hang gallery wrapped canvas prints.
This giclee print is offered in the most popular sizes to make matting and framing a breeze. The print you will receive will measure exactly the dimensions you ordered. It is designed in such a manner that all of the main image will fit well within the standard mat that comes with frames that you can purchase either from us, or at many of your local retail stores.
All of our prints are carefully positioned with an approximate 1/8" inch white border on all sides for matting and framing adjustments, although this may vary slightly based on the size of print you order and the size of the original image. If you would like a different size border, or need to know the exact border size, or a borderless print, just let me know when you place your order.
MATTING & FRAMING TIPS
Select the PRINT SIZE for your needs, then add the mat dimensions to the print size to determine what your final frame size should be. When you plan to mat a print, the rule of thumb is to order your PRINT SIZE one size smaller than your frame size--this allows for the addition of the mat of your choosing. For a statement wall, bigger is better, both with the print size, and the frame size.
TYPICAL FRAME SIZES AVAILABLE AT RETAIL STORES
The 5" x 7" FRAME size is a very popular size because they are the perfect size to display on a desktop at work, home, or, make an excellent gift choice
8" x 10" FRAMES are top sellers | Many 8" x 10" frames come with a mat for a 5" x 7" image, allowing you to highlight your PRINT.
11" x 14" FRAMES often include a mat for an 8" x 10" PRINT | this size makes a real statement hanging in that perfect spot in your home or office.
16" x 20" FRAMES typically include a mat for an 11" x 14" PRINT |This will usually provide just over 2" of matting on each side of your image. This is a great size picture frame because you can make it a highlight piece on your wall, or part of a mixture with other frames to form a collage.
This listing is for the print only, if you are interested in our mounting, matting, and framing services, just let me know and I will get back to you quickly.
I ship worldwide in one business day after receiving your payment. Your prints are protected with Glassine wrapping and shipped in a rigid "Do Not Bend" mailer to ensure it arrives in the same condition as when it was shipped, and for larger sizes, we ship in a sturdy cardboard tube. Your print will arrive safely, or I will replace it.
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I promise to refund 100% of your money if you are not completely delighted with your purchase, for ANY reason, however, we do expect you to pay for any return shipping.
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