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Harlequin Duck Poster featuring the painting Harlequin Ducks by Barry Kent MacKay


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8.00" x 6.00"


10.00" x 8.00"


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Harlequin Ducks Poster

Barry Kent MacKay

by Barry Kent MacKay


Product Details

Harlequin Ducks poster by Barry Kent MacKay.   Our posters are produced on acid-free papers using archival inks to guarantee that they last a lifetime without fading or loss of color. All posters include a 1" white border around the image to allow for future framing and matting, if desired.

Design Details

Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus)
These attractive little ducks are named after the distinctive and colourful markings of the male in... more

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Artist's Description

Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus)
These attractive little ducks are named after the distinctive and colourful markings of the male in breeding plumage, the word referring to the clown-costumed pantomime character in Commedia dell’arte, a type of travelling performance featuring costumed, masked actors in Europe from the 16th to the 18th century. Even their scientific name derives from the Latin word, “histrio, meaning “actor”. They have a number of regional colloquial names, my favorite being “Lords and Ladies”, again referring to earlier eras when European nobility dressed ever so fancily. They are found across the northern hemisphere, in coastal regions, mountains, and in the arctic, nesting near fast water, glacially-fed torrents, or appearing in white water or oceanic coastlines, although they can occur inland, including here in the Great Lakes, in winter. They are small, their average weight being around 600 grams (about 1.3 pounds).
Their nesting rang...

About Barry Kent MacKay

Barry Kent MacKay

Renowned Canadian bird artist, writer, naturalist, and conservationist, Barry Kent MacKay has “always been an admirer of birds, anxious to see them, paint them, and care for them.” Barry’s biological and ecological accuracy has put him in demand for commissions, to illustrate books, scientific journals and various print and digital media. He has painted birds and other wildlife from around the world, often life size, working in oils, watercolours, and acrylics. He prefers to sell original art, and keeps prices low. “Actual, original art should be affordable for middle class buyers,” he says. “I avoid having to depend on selling reproductions so that the market does not dictate what I paint, which can often be little-known...



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