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Essex Emerald Fine Art Print


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Essex Emerald Fine Art Print

The Essex Emerald Fine Art Print is available as an A5 (21 x 14.8 cm) print, or an A4 (29.7 x 21cm)

The Image

Essex Emerald Thetidia smaragdariamaritima (Fabricius, 1787) EXTINCT

This beautiful species which is in the family Geometridae, was last seen in the wild in 1991 in Kent. It is now presumed extinct. The British moths were a sub-species which depend on the strongly aromatic sea wormwood (Seriphidium maritima).  The continental counterparts eat Yarrow (Achillea millefolium).

A little gem of a moth, about 30mm from wingtip to wingtip. It used to fly over our salt-marshes from mid-June to mid-July. Sadly it lost its place because of the intensification of agriculture, for example stubble-burning and over-grazing. The loss and erosion of sea walls which protected its last strongholds also played a part in its demise.


The print is a giclée reproduction from Ian’s original pen and ink and watercolour illustration.

The artwork is beautifully printed onto sustainable Hahnemühle Hemp 290gsm Fine Art Paper. Hemp is an eco friendly paper, with a natural white tone. It has a subtle surface giving the paper a pleasant, silky feel.

Hemp is a resource saving plant, its robust and long-lasting fibres have been a part of paper production for centuries. Interestingly hemp was most notably used for the Gutenberg Bible and US Declaration of Independence. The image is printed using archival quality, Fine Art Trade Guild approved printers, inks and papers.

Frame not included.

The Details

  • PRINTED TO ORDER:  Please allow 7 working days for our UK printer to create your print.
  • Each print comes with a Certificate of Authenticity stating the artist, medium and copyright date.
  • Sizes available – A5 (21 x 14.8 cm)
  • The print comes unframed.

The print is available as part of the Endangered Moths Prints Gift Box


Free shipping in the UK for all prints.

Any problems with your print, return it to us in original condition within 14 days for an exchange or full refund.


If you’re interested in stocking our prints please contact us here.


Print Size

A5, A4


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