Lady Amherst's Pheasant - Painting - Nature Art by Carel Brest van Kempen

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LAST OF THE AMHERSTS - Lady Amherst's Pheasant by Carel Brest van Kempen
  LAST OF THE AMHERSTS  (2010)
Subject: Lady Amherst's Pheasant
Dimensions (inches): 5 x 7
Medium: acrylic
Description: Lady Amerst's Pheasant (Chrysolophys amherstiae) enjoys a large natural distribution in southern China and Myanmar. The species was named for Sarah, Countess of Amherst, whose husband William sent the first specimens to England. Before long, the bird become a favorite in aviaries and several attempts were made to establish them in the U.K. A population has managed to sustain itself in the less-than ideal conditions of Bedfordshire for over a century. To what degree they've been helped is hard to say, but their numbers are clearly dwindling; in 2005 it was estimated that no more than 7 roosters persisted. Rather than honestly depicting the English countryside, I opted instead to try to evoke a classic English storybook style for the background.
 
Original Available For Sale: Yes
Price: $900.00 US

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