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Riverine Rabbit

By Marc Alexander from his ‘In The Balance‘ series. Riverine Rabbit, oil and gold leaf on canvas, 40cm by 50cm, (2015).


Riverine Rabbit

The critically endangered Riverine Rabbit has an estimated population of 250. Also known as the bushman rabbit, it is the 13th most endangered mammal in the world, being South Africa’s second most threatened species after the De Winton’s golden mole. This rabbit has an extremely limited distribution area, found only in the central and southern regions of the Karoo Desert of South Africa’s Cape Province. It occurs only in dense riverine scrub in the alluvial floodplains of the seasonal rivers in the central Karoo. This rabbit is easily identified by a distinctive white ring around each eye and a black stripe running from the corner of its mouth over its cheek. Contrary to what is commonly believed about rabbits, Riverine rabbits breed very slowly, only 1-2 young per year. Its main threat is loss of habitat. They occupy the flood plains of seasonal Karoo Rivers which are fertile and have therefore been ploughed extensively in some areas. They are also trapped or shot by farm workers.


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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