NEWTON CHAPEL AFRICAN ELEPHANT - PORTRAIT STUDY

NEWTON CHAPEL AFRICAN ELEPHANT - PORTRAIT STUDY

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  • ACCOMPANYING THE STUDY:

    Newton Chapel African Elephant was born with a curiosity about music. Understandably really, as he watched the herd respond to seemingly inaudible sound vibrations from many miles away. Or felt the thunderous drum-like beats reverberate to his core when running with the clan. As a toddler, he would rummage through his parents' music collection with pencil in hand, unwinding every cassette tape they had in the hopes of finding the music it held. It's abstruse and ethereal nature only furthered his fascination. 

     

    To celebrate his second birthday, the herd saved its pennies for something very special. It arrived in a huge shipping crate, weeks early, which gave him plenty of time to investigate. Running his incredibly sensitive sniffer along every crack and seam, Newtie hoped the treasure would reveal itself. It did not. Accompanying this was a second box, especially for him from his parents, very beautifully wrapped, and clearly a partner to the peregrine present.

     

    When his big day arrived, it took Newtie all of ten seconds to break into the box. Silence. He looked at the odd thing, and then at his family and friends, and back at the odd thing. Helping him open the smaller parcel, a collection of classic records, they placed one onto the turntable of the odd thing and flipped a switch.  Newton jumped back in surprise.  Music resounded from the odd thing's nose.  Instinctively, and to everyone's amusement, he trumpeted back a reply.  They had gifted him a gramophone and, after explaining just what it was and how it worked, Newtie was in love.

  • PRODUCT INFO:

    Portrait Study, 9” x 12” with backer board in protective cello. 

     

    Accompanying the Study on a separate sheet is a whimsical tale of the animal featured. Entirely collectible, the stories intertwine, creating a much-loved community of characters.

     

    We print on Canson® Infinity Arches® Aquarelle Rag luxuriously thick 310 gsm, 100% cotton paper. This archival, matte paper with a felt-marked finish and even natural grain showcases crisp detail and vibrant colour.   It is mould-made by master papermakers using one of the world’s few remaining cylinder mould machines.  The company has been making very high quality art papers such as this since 1492.

     

    We donate a portion of gross sales to animal welfare.