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Golden Crowned Kinglet And Rhododendron By Robert Bateman

By Robert Bateman

Golden Crowned Kinglet and Rhododendron by Robert Bateman

"Because of the way the continents line up and the way they separated years ago, there are many plants and animals common to America and Europe. In fact, the farther north one goes, the more one finds in common. This scene could take place in northwestern Europe or the northeastern United States.

The rhododendron is found in many parts of the world. I have seen them in the Himalayas looking like massive trees covered with bunches of roses. It seems to me that wherever they grow, it is beautiful country. I would expect them in hilly areas, often with rock outcrop. There would be enough rain to give lushness to the landscape, but at the same time there is a usually a cool, clean quality. Surrounding a small lake in England, these rhododendrons were so heavily laden with blossoms that some of the branches dipped down into the water.

The golden-crowned kinglet is called the ‘firecrest’ in Europe. Both male and female have a splash of bright vermilion down the center. They are so tiny that they seem like a little flower themselves except that they bounce about from twig to twig in an energetic manner. In this work, I wanted to show the diminutive quality of the bird by subordinating it to the blossoms. Although the images have a delicate, feminine look, I was also intrigued by the abstract power created by the shapes in the reflections."

We are so pleased to announce that we are releasing “Golden-Crowned Kinglet and Rhododendron” giclee on clayboard in honor of Earth Day, 2019.

Robert Bateman painted this for the late Princess Grace (Grace Kelly) of Monaco. He and Birgit presented the painting to Princess Grace in 1982. Knowing Princess Grace liked flowers and birds, Bob chose a flower and bird that could be found both in Europe and North America. The firecrest, as it is known in Europe, is in close appearance to the Golden-Crowned Kinglet.

We are so impressed with clayboard as a substrate. It gives such a rich, warm image and we would love to continue printing this way. The giclee on clayboard pieces that we released in the past had a glow to them that was unparalleled. Robert Bateman felt that this reproduction was the closest we could ever get to the original painting.

Over 15% of profits will go to the Bateman Centre to support this amazing artist’s legacy and ongoing cause for conservation. This donation is being made possible by the generosity of the collectors, the galleries.

“Because of the way the continents line up and the way they separated years ago, there are many plants and animals common to America and Europe. In fact, the farther north one goes, the more one finds in common. This scene could take place in northwestern Europe or the northeastern United States and Canada.

The rhododendron is found in many parts of the world. I have seen them in the Himalayas looking like massive trees covered with bunches of roses.

It seems to me that wherever they grow, it is beautiful country. I would expect them in hilly areas, often with rock outcrop.

There would be enough rain to give lushness to the landscape, but at the same time there is usually a cool, clean quality.

Surrounding a small lake in England, these rhododendrons were so heavily laden with blossoms that some of the branches dipped down into the water.

The Golden-Crowned Kinglet is called the firecrest in Europe. Both male and female have a yellow patch on the crown, but the male has a splash of bright vermilion down the center. They are so tiny that they seem like a little flower themselves except that they bounce about from twig to twig in an energetic manner.

In this work I wanted to show the diminutive quality of the bird by subordinating it to the blossoms. Although the images have delicate feminine look,

I was also intrigued by the abstract power created by the shapes in the reflections.” ~ Robert Bateman

Golden Crowned Kinglet and Rhododendron by Robert Bateman is available for sale as a signed and numbered limited edition giclee on clay board. They have a 12 x 16 image size and are priced at $695 unframed. Order yours today. All artwork is professionally boxed and insured and guaranteed to arrive in mint condition. All prints have been hand signed by the artist.

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Signed And Numbered Limited Edition Print 12 x 15 1/2 Image Size 950 Please Inquire Click to Inquire
Signed And Numbered Limited Edition Giclee on Clay Board 12 x 16 Image Size 99 $695.00

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