Great Crested Newt

(Triturus cristatus)

This is a giclee print of my original pen, ink and watercolour illustration of the Great crested newt.

‘There, the creature concealed its true identity. From above it was as dark as the shadows that had concealed it, but its undersides were a dazzlingly flamboyant sunset orange flecked with black marks. Here was the salamander of myth, the fire creature that so fascinated Aristotle, which grew new limbs and could regenerate itself from a kind of magic that dated back to its origins in the Jurassic era more than 160m years ago. The dorsal line along its spine was where its dragon crest would form for the underwater breeding drama next spring.

For now, the newt regarded being in the world through trichromic colour and ultraviolet – shortsighted in air, longsighted in water through low frequency sound detected by its forelegs and smell-taste organs in its nose and sides of its mouth. Its gaze was enigmatic, filled perhaps with too much knowing.’
Words by Dr. Paul Evans, nature writer.

Printed onto FSC certified Calisto soft white 300gsm paper, this print is available in two sizes: Small (A4) or Large (A3); unframed, or framed. Please allow up to 10 days delivery time for framed prints.
All unframed prints arrive packaged in recycleable stay-flat sleeves within stiffened envelopes.

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£20.00£75.00

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Size

A4 (210 x 297mm), A3 (297 x 420mm)

Framing options

Unframed, Black frame, White frame

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(Triturus cristatus)

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