Sylvan Stream – Mute Swan

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Sylvan Stream – Mute Swan by Robert Bateman

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Sylvan Stream – Mute Swan – 9 1/2″ x 7 1/2″ – 950 Edition Signed and Numbered Paper Prints

“This is a little study of a quiet moment I experienced in England. It could have occurred in the United States or Southern Canada because the mute swan has been introduced in suitable habitat. It is now well established as a breeding bird. It is, of course, the royal swan of England and is associated with the lush and tranquil countryside.

While visiting a friend in Wiltshire, the heart of ancient England, I saw his resident, but wild, swan. The house is a converted old mill with the river running through it. A little side stream joins the main river below the mill. It is a quiet, shaded backwater forming a perfect location for a nest. The male in this picture is arching his neck in a dignified, restrained threat to my presence in his territory.” – Robert Bateman

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Robert Bateman has been called the most famous living artist. He continues to paint and tour the world to promote conservation and preservation of nature. We have represented Robert Bateman for decades and are now the sole publisher and distributor of his reproductions. We are so honored to work with him and witness his success. He has made such a massive contribution to the art world and the natural world as an artist and educator of the earth’s most important resources.

Nature as a subject is becoming more and more popular as our environment is in peril. What better subject is there than the beautiful creatures we share this world with? Robert Bateman’s appreciation and understanding of nature are apparent in his paintings. He is able to paint flora and fauna the way your eye would perceive it in real life. It is important that the animal takes full attention. The background becomes muted, and therefore it doesn’t take too much focus away from the subject. His paintings seem effortless and masterful all at once.

Bateman’s eye for composition is unparalleled. Each painting is a composed like a symphony, leading the eye to wander. From the backyards of North America to the sprawling plains of Africa. Robert Bateman captures nature the way it should be enjoyed. Above all he is a champion of wildlife. For this reason he has become a household name for art collectors.