This series of original artwork is based around a traditional old world nursery rhyme about a very striking and intelligent bird - The Magpie. First recorded around 1780 in Britain, the rhyme has many versions today, in many different cultures. One example states: One for sorrow, Two for joy, Three for a girl, Four for a boy, Five for silver, Six for gold, Seven for a secret Never to be told. According to a widespread folk belief dependant on the number of visible magpies, one may be in for good fortune or bad. There are so many versions in so many cultures, that it is truly up to personal belief on the symbolic meaning. This fine art Giclee Print of my original Ink illustration has been professionally printed on a thick fine art stock using archival, pigment inks. Image dimensions are 11"x11", total dimensions 12" x 12" This Fine Art Giclee Print is signed by the artist (yours truly) and comes with a letter of authenticity. Your artwork will arrive protected in a crystal clear, archival envelope. Perfect for gifting and enjoying! The copyright stamp will not be on the print you receive; buyer acknowledges rights of the artist by purchasing. Print only: It will be shipped in 1-3 business days USPS. Thanks for looking!
One for Sorrow