Lord Tennyson’s poem, The Owl (1830) re-enforces the owls ancient association with wisdom and it’s sinister nocturnal activities.
Tennyson describes the owl as having,”five wits”
Not only having them but,”warming” them!
“Alone and warming his five wits The white owl in the belfry sits”
The poem is a description of an owl watching over events in a rural landscape. The suggestion is that from its vantage point in the bell tower it is superior and indifferent to it's fellow creatures. The five wits suggest an extra sensory perception!
This print is available in three sizes, 10 x 8 inches, 11 x 14 inches and 14 x18 inches.
Signed by the artist.
Reproduced from Daniel Mackie's watercolour paintings, this print is printed on somerset velvet 225gsm fine art paper (10 x 8 inch prints are printed on smooth matt 190gsm paper)
All prints are mounted and backed with white core polar ingress mount board (14 x 18 is double mounted).
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