The story behind the artwork
The Lear birds, re-imagined as if they have flown through a vase of flowers as painted by Ambrosious Bosscheart, a celebrated 16th Century Dutch Still Life painter. The original Lear bird prints were some of the first composition collage images Kristjana created,inspired by the drawings of the greatest ornithological artist of his era, Edward Lear.
Edward Lear was an English artist, illustrator, musician, author and poet. He was an incredible spirit and is best known for his popular nonsense collections of poems, songs, short stories, botanical drawings, recipes and alphabets. He was particularly known for his limericks, a form he popularised.
One of Lear's limericks:
There was an Old Man in a boat,
Who said, 'I'm afloat, I'm afloat!’
When they said, 'No! you ain't!’ He was ready to faint,
That unhappy Old Man in a boat.
This artwork forms one of a complementary pair which look stunning when hung together. Complete the pair.
Printed in our studio in London on Matt Smooth Fine Art Cotton 300 gsm, using giclée inks to ensure you are able to enjoy your print for years to come. All prints come with a physical Certificate of Authenticity.
Edition of 175, signed and numbered by the artist.
S - 43.7 cm x 59.4 cm
M - 61.8 cm x 84.1 cm
Framed dimensions (approximately):
S - 55.7 cm x 71.4 cm x 3.5 cm
M - 73.8 cm x 96.1 cm x 3.5 cm
Our prints are professionally cut by hand in our studio, therefore sizes can vary by mm.
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Delivery & Returns
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Unframed prints are delivered within 3-5 working days
Framed prints are delivered within 10-14 days
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