Goldfinch - Basil Ede - Royle 1975 - Framed Vintage Poster Print - 12"H x 16"W
A 12"H x 16"W" framed Vintage Poster Print of a Goldfinch (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 European goldfinch or goldfinch, is a small passerine bird in the finch family that is native to Europe, North Africa and western Asia. It has been introduced to other areasincluding Australia, New Zealand and Uruguay.
The goldfinch is often depicted in Italian renaissance paintings of the Madonna and Child.The goldfinch was described and illustrated by Swiss naturalist Conrad Gesner in his Historiae animalium of 1555.