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The Showmen

Sale price£550.00 GBP
  • Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts (RA), London
    [10 June 2019 - 12 August 2019]
  • Hastings Open 2020, Hastings Museum and Art Gallery (HMAG)
    [27 August 2020 - 3 January 2021]
  • Winter Auction 2020, Art on a Postcard (AoaP), London
    [5 November 2020 - 19 November 2020]
  • In Print: 20/20 Vision, Watts Contemporary Gallery, Surrey
    [5 November 2020 - 10 January 2021]
Public Collections:
  • Hastings Museum and Art Gallery (HMAG)
    [No. 90/100]
  • Medium: Drypoint and watercolour
  • Support: Somerset Textured White 300gsm cotton paper
  • Image Size (Matrix Size): 165 × 235mm
  • Paper Size (Support Size): 285 × 340mm
  • Edition: 100
  • Numbered AP: 10
  • Published: 2019

These charming, jewel-like hummingbirds are Marvellous Spatuletails (Loddigesia mirabilis) brandishing their spatules. They are high-energy Peruvian showmen and are some of the most endangered hummingbirds, only found in one valley in northern Peru. Inspired by David Attenborough’s selection of the planet’s most amazing creatures, Richard drew this image directly into a copper plate and handprinted the edition at his studio. Each original print was then meticulously hand painted with twelve individual applications of watercolour, built up in washes, blends and details.

First Publicly Exhibited:
2019 Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition

Subsequently Exhibited:
Hastings Open 2020
Art on a Postcard Winter Auction 2020
In Print: 20/20 Vision

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The Showmen - Limited Edition drypoint and watercolour fine art print by artist Richard Spare
The Showmen Sale price£550.00 GBP

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