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Rhino II

By Marc Alexander from his ‘In The Balance‘ series. Rhino II, oil and gold leaf on canvas, 90cm by 120cm, (2016).


Rhino II

The White rhino is also known as the Square-lipped rhino. There are two subspecies of White rhino: Southern: Ceratotherium simum simum approximately between 17,212 and 18,915 individuals exist, and the Northern: Ceratotherium simum cottoni (only two animals remain). Their outline is characterised by a pronounced hump. The head hangs down, low to the ground; they look up only when alarmed. White rhinos have two horns on the end of their nose. The front horn is usually much larger than the inner horn. Rhinos are known for their distinct ‘prehistoric’, solid look; an appropriate labelling for one of the oldest land mammal species in the world.

The threat of Extinction: although the Southern White Rhino is one of the more prevalent species, with their population estimated as currently being between 19,682 and 21,077 individuals, the Northern White Rhino is critically endangered. The sub-species was declared extinct in the wild in 2008, and there are only two individuals remaining in Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya. White rhino can be found mostly in South Africa, with smaller translocated populations found in Kenya, Namibia and Zimbabwe.


Archival Prints

Many of Marc’s artworks are available as fine art digital prints. Professionally photographed and printed on large format inkjet printers, these prints are limited edition numbered bottom left and signed bottom right. The paper used is 320g Hahnemuhle archival watercolour paper or Van Gogh cotton canvas. The process employs fade resistant, archival inks, which boast a 100+ year fade-proof guarantee.

These prints are also available in varying sizes. The paper prints are sold plastic wrapped on an acid-free foamcore backing board. The prints on canvas can be provided stretched or rolled in a core for easy transporting. The canvas print is treated with a high quality scratch resistant matt art-sealant. Directly behind the stretched canvas print is a fixed board which gives the frame rigidity, prevents warping and ensures the frame hangs flush against the wall. Large frames are cross braced to further prevent warping.



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