The story behind the artwork
The Red Velvet Hound Gossaert Diorama is a re-imagining of The Adoration of the Kings by Jan Gossaert a French Renaissance painter born in 1478. The depth, the colour and the highly detailed oil painting drew Kristjana to this work and she imagined providing the stage for a riot of birds and mammals border with red velvet curtains. This exploration allowed her to create a diorama with the depth that makes the multiple layered work and creating a whole new stage, feel and a explore of the work.
Kristjana deftly and intricately hand crafts dioramas to inject a profound sense of vitality into her art work. Kristjana captures the essence of this art form, which historically was a scenic painting, viewed through a peephole, in which adjustments to colour and direction of illumination simulate life-like changes to a piece. Kristjana’s modern-day take on the technique is to design, print and then hand cut the highest quality archival paper which is then slotted into the frame, layered to create the sense of reality and depth.
Paper & inks
Printed in our studio in London, using the highest quality archival paper (Matt Smooth Fine Art Cotton 300gsm) and highest quality inks (giclée), to ensure you are able to enjoy your print for years to come.
Due to the construction of the dioramas, all dioramas come in specialist frames. The top layer of the artwork is placed between two sheets of non-reflective glass. The Red Velvet Hound Gossaert Diorama is framed in a decorative wooden frame, either in white or dark brown.
38.5 cm x 38.5 cm x 13 cm
Edition & signature
Edition of 75, signed and numbered by the artist.
Certificate of Authenticity
All artwork come with a physical Certificate of Authenticity. It includes an image of the artwork, the edition number and artwork details.
Delivery & Returns
Please note: we keep a small stock of diorama's, if we are out of stock due to a high amount of orders being placed in a short time, our lead time goes up to 2-3 weeks.
We will email you if your order exceeds our normal lead times but if you prefer checking stock before purchasing, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dioramas are delivered within 3-5 working days
Dioramas - London: £10
Dioramas - UK: £20
Dioramas - rest of World £50
International orders may incur customs duties (intra EU orders excluded) which are not included in the shipping costs. Kristjana S Williams Studio will make every attempt to minimise customs charges in accordance with international shipping regulations.
It's Ok if you change your mind. All artwork ordered comes inclusive of our no-hassle 30 days free return policy, no questions asked. You can contact us within 30 days of receiving your order for a full refund or exchange. Please return the item in the original packaging.
Payment options & Payment plans
Accepted payment options
We accept payments using the below payment options.
If you prefer to pay in instalments, any orders over £400 can be purchased with an interest free Partial.ly payment plan for up to 3 months. The order will be processed once the initial payment has gone through and will be delivered according to our normal lead times stated above.