Fine art illustration of an Emperor Tamarin. The print is hand-signed by the artist and is guaranteed to arrive in perfect condition. The reproduction of this original pen and ink drawing is done on high quality acid-free archival paper. Call 1 800-913-7906 for more information or to order by phone. Click here for shipping info.
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The Emperor Tamarin was completed on 8.5.2014. This drawing was inspired by a young boy named Eden, who started writing me in regards to the illustrations. He made several requests, many of them I have already completed. I had some difficulty in completing some of the requests, as I sometime struggle with fur in the medium I've chosen. But I got the size and style just right on this tamarin and I'm happy with the results. The drawing is based on a photo by Yvonne White and was used with permission.
The Emperor Tamarin is a small primate native to a relatively small section of rainforest in the Amazon in South America in east Peru, north Bolivia and in the western Brazil. The name comes from the highly distinctive "moustache" that supposedly resembled the Emperor Wilhelm of Germany. It is very small, growing only to about 9-10 inches long (23-26 cm) and weighing 18 ounces (500 grams.) There are two subspecies of the Emperor Tamarin: the Black-chinned Emperor Tamarin (Saguinus imperator imperator) and the Bearded Emperor Tamarin (Saguinus imperator subgrisescens.)They are active during the day, wandering in the trees eating fruits and flowers, many of which are readily available due to their flourishing vegetational habitats. They are considered endangered due to poaching and habitat loss.