The story behind the artwork
The Lear birds, reimagined as they have flown through a still life of flowers in a vase by Ambrosious Bossheart the elder. The original Lear bird prints where some of the first composition collage images Kristjana created. They were created from drawings by 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 nonsence 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 print is a part of a duo of prints complementing each other when hung together. Click here to complete the pair with The Flower House Lear 02
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.
Please note: Our prints are professionally cut by hand in our studio, therefore sizes can vary by mm. All measurements are approximate and for guidance only.
A2 - 594 mm x 437 mm
A1 - 841 mm x 618 mm
A2 - 734 mm x 577 mm
A1 - 981 mm x 758 mm
Edition & signature
Edition of 175, signed and numbered by the artist.
Certificate of Authenticity
All prints come with a physical Certificate of Authenticity. It includes an image of the artwork, the edition number and artwork details.
Framing service available
To ensure your Limited Edition Print is well protected we use ph neutral i.e acid free tapes, board and back mount. The artwork is entirely stuck down and mounted to the frame. Our Frames are bespoke clean white frames with two options of mount - Classic mount or Float mount. For more information on our frames and mounts click here.
If you require a reversible conservation mount please email email@example.com
Delivery & Returns
Unframed prints are delivered within 3-5 working days
Framed prints are delivered within 10-14 days
Limited edition prints, unframed - World wide free delivery
Framed limited edition prints - London: £20
Framed limited edition prints - UK: £50
Framed limited edition prints - Rest of World: £150
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.