"Rose-Breasted Grosbeak" by Robert Bateman
Limited Edition on Paper
Edition Size: 290 signed and numbered prints
Image Size: 8" x 10"
Issue Price: Canadian $670.00; approx. US $536.00
Special Price: Canadian $445.00; approx. US $336.00
"One of the most welcome sounds of
spring and summer is the cheerful warble of the rose-breasted grosbeak. When I lived in
Ontario, I led naturalist hikes through the burgeoning life of a hardwood forest in May.
The carpet of spring flowers on the forest floor would be fading, and the air would be
filled with song. Migrating warblers, vireos and thrushes would be practicing their vocal
territorial claims. Of all the songs, the rose-breasted grosbeak stood out with happy
exuberance. In this original print, I have shown the male grosbeak later in the year, when
the forest is dark and green. In spite of his spectacular plumage, he is seldom seen in
the rich, leafy canopy." - Robert Bateman