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the Picardy Magpie - charity, original hand painted linocut

the Picardy Magpie - charity, original hand painted linocut
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The Picardy Magpie is a hand painted linocut, printed on a hand press with finishing details in water based drawing inks. The background is in red and yellow. The magpie is coloured in black and blue with white on its tummy and wings. Written around the image are words from T.P. Cameron Wilson's poem 'Magpies of Picardy'.

It is signed and titled in pencil by the artist.

The print is supplied in a textured cream mount.

It is a variable edition; every hand painted print is unique.
Mount size: to fit a frame measuring 10 by 8 inches.
Printed on Fabriano paper using water based inks.
Colour fixed using a waterbased craft spray.
The colour may vary slightly from the image.

Proseprints retain all reproduction rights and copyrights.
Sale of this print does not transfer the copyright.

Posted in protective packaging.
We use the Royal Mail and post prints using 1st class, signed for.
We use air mail for shipping abroad.


The design and image was inspired by the poem 'Magpies in Picardy' by the first world war Devonian poet and author  T.P. Cameron Wilson (1889 -1918). In the poem he describes the many birds the soldiers saw on their march through Picardy to the front line or 'Hell' but the 'great and flashing magpie' being 'more than I can tell'. He speaks of 'the music in white feathers' which is why I included the lost feather. I found this poem intriguing and moving.
25% of the cost of this print is being donated to Libraries Unlimited to purchase children's poetry books. Libraries Unlimited is an independent charity, established in April 2016, which runs libraries across Devon and Torbay. They believe in the unlimited potential of library services to make a positive difference to people’s lives and communities through a shared love of reading and access to high quality information and facilities. For further information on the charity, please visit

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