Natural History

Our selection of the superb prints of Hampshire-based natural science illustrator Tamara Clark. Tamara uses her illustrations to share the wonder of the natural world and hopes to inspire the protection of species and their habitats.
Also, the striking bird greetings cards of Wiltshire-based artist Mark Greco.  

Blue Crab

Blue Crab
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Blue Crab (Callinectus sapitus).

Callinectus sapitus, from the greek for ‘beautiful swimmer’ can be found in the western Atlantic, from Nova Scotia to Argentina. This ten-legged crustacean has a pair of paddle shaped rear appendages which allow it to move gracefully through the water and have helped earned its name.

It is easy to determine gender in the Blue Crab, as females have a much wider underside ‘apron’ than males and their claws are more reddish than the males’ characteristic blue claws. Is a bottom dweller and an important link in the marine food chain- being both predator and prey to many other species. It feeds on bivalves, crustaceans, annelids, fish and plants, and is eaten by bass, eel and catfish, among others.

Superbly detailed signed print by local artist Tamara Clark, from an original in watercolour and coloured pencil.

Supplied mounted, backed, wrapped and with details about the subject and artist on the back.

Image size: 7" x 5", overall (mounted) size: 10" x 8".

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Price: £ 15.00
Delivery time: 2-5 days
Quantity in stock: 1
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OPENING HOURS

  • Tuesday to Friday: 12 - 5pm
  • Saturday: 10.30 - 5 pm
  • Sunday: 12 - 4pm

For any enquires, please contact me on kingsgatebooksandprints@btinternet.com 

Winchester (01962) 864710. All the best, Mike  

Established in 1991, Kingsgate Books & Prints is a unique and picturesque shop located under the Kingsgate Arch in the heart of historic Winchester, packed with a wonderful selection of antique maps, engravings, watercolour prints and local artists' work.

We also offer you our complete bespoke picture framing service, all craftsman-made in our own workshop, using the finest traditional materials combined with the latest restorative and conservation techniques. We pride ourselves on offering you the best advice on how to make the most of your treasured artwork.

Telephone: Winchester (01962) 864710

You are assured of a warm welcome with friendly and professional service.

Location and directions

Kingsgate Arch Winchester Hampshire SO23 9PD UK

Telephone: Winchester (01962) 864710

Located under the Kingsgate Arch - beneath the ancient church of St Swithun upon Kingsgate - between the picturesque Cathedral Close and Winchester College; a picturesque two minute walk from the iconic West front of Winchester Cathedral.

Free on-street parking is available in the 1 or 2 hour bays in College Street.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

 

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