Great Spotted Woodpecker - Basil Ede -Royle 1975 - Framed Vintage Poster Print - 16"H x 12"W
A 16"H x 12"W" framed Vintage Poster Print of a Great Spotted Woodpecker (Printed by Royle Publications)
The first one man exhibition of Basil Ede's work was held at the Rowland Ward Gallery in London in 1958. Further one man exhibitions followed at London's Tryon Gallery in 1960 and 1962.
In 1964, Ede became the first living artist to be honoured with a one man show at the National Collection of Fine Arts, Washington D.C. The event was sponsored by the British Embassy, the English Speaking Union and the National Audubon Society.
The great spotted woodpecker is a bird species of the woodpecker family. The genus name Dendrocopus is a combination of the Greek words dendron , meaning "tree" and kopos, "striking ". The specific major is from Latin, "greater".
It is distributed throughout Europe and northern Asia, and usually resident year-round except in the colder parts of its range. A significant recent increase in the British population has resulted in the recolonisation of Ireland.