Blackbirds feature in the English nursery rhyme, “Sing a song of sixpence” where, ”Four and twenty blackbirds” are baked in a pie. It is known that a 16th-century amusement was to place live birds in a pie as a form of entremet. The birds would fly out when the pie was cut. The rhyme has it’s origins in the 17th C. It is referenced in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night.
Watercolour of a Blackbird by Daniel Mackie. Printed on high quality 330gsm card. Cards are 7 x 5 inches.
Cards are blank inside so can be used for any purpose, such as Thank-you cards, birthdays or Christmas.
Cards are packed with envelopes and are protected in a cello bag.