A museum quality print of the Towhe Bunting or Ground Finch bird by John James Audubon for his famous ornithology book The Birds of America. The picture shows a male and female in a thicket of blackberry briars which are in full bloom, these small songbirds were picture number 29 in the 1st Havell edition of Audubon's book.
Audubon says of the Towhe Bunting - "The flight of the Towhe Bunting is short, low, and performed from one bush or spot to another, in a hurried manner, with repeated strong jerks of the tail, and such quick motions of the wings, that one may hear their sound, although the bird should happen to be out of sight. On the ground, where it is more usually to be seen, it hops lightly, without moving the tail more than the Common Sparrow of Europe. It is a diligent bird, spending its days in searching for food and gravel, amongst the dried leaves and in the earth, scratching with great assiduity, and every now and then uttering the notes towhee, from which it has obtained its name. At other times, it ascends to the top of a small tree, or its favourite low bushes and briars, on which it sings very sweetly a few continued mellow notes..."
At Fine Art Prints of Distinction we painstakingly repair the original files of these old paintings and print them using premium quality inks and paper. The end result is a beautiful, archival reproduction print that will last in your home for generations and at a low cost so anyone can now have great artworks hanging in their home or business. Brandywine General Store is proud to offer for sale a Premium Fine Art Print made from the Ornithology painting entitled Towhe Bunting or Ground Finch bird by John James Audubon.
Inventory #29 - Fine Art Prints of the Audubon Birds