"Sir Leicester & the Chickens" Giclée Print
Image Size: 8" x 10"
Print Size: 9" x 11" (Image with 1/2" Border)
by Samantha Long
Whimsical Man with Pet Chickens Giclée Print
This giclée is printed on Somerset Velvet archival artist paper, a lightly textured warm white 100% cotton paper, with Canon Lucia pigment inks. It is guaranteed not to fade for at least 100 years. The print is sold unframed with a 1/2" white border for framing ease.
This painting reflects the silliness of my imagination. It began while watching Chicken People, a documentary about chicken breeders and their prize-winning pets. These people have such overwhelming love for an animal I consider to be lunch. Naturally, my mind went to what an 18th-century chicken-obsessed lord might look like. Obviously his chickens would live in the house with him, and, clearly, he would also be a collector of unusual headwear. And there you have it, Sir Leicester and the Chickens was born: a man of fine tastes, in chickens and horned helmets alike.