One of the loveliest things about becoming known as a collector of vintage ephemera are the like-minded people who introduce themselves to me. One such person, Stephen, works in my local Oxfam shop and has given me a whole bunch of wonderful sheet music that was so badly damaged it was destined for the trash.
The music manuscript fragments I have used for this little Songbird Collection comes from a leatherbound "scrapbook" of music that I think dates from the early 1800s but I can't be sure.
I keep returning to British songbirds, no apologies, I work in my garden and so they are my constant companions and muses. I decided to illustrate the antique music with some of Britain's popular songbirds.
So, Songbird No 16 is the Blackbird...
Painted in watercolours and mounted in a soft white mount and simple black frame. Your painting will be carefully wrapped and packaged for you to gift, or keep!
watercolours on antique music manuscript