Mermaid with Leatherback Turtle Art Robert Kline Nautical Decor

Mermaid Sarah with Sea Turtle Art by Robert Kline
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Mermaid Sarah with Leatherback Turtle - Sea Maiden 20

Mermaid art and story by Robert Kline

This retired mermaid with leatherback turtle art print is limited in supply and therefore currently available in the following matted sizes (entire size): 8" x 10, 11" x 14" and an 11" x 17" that comes unmatted on a piece of 1/4" foam board.

This beautiful mermaid swimming with a leatherback turtle art and story comes from a collection of Sea Maidens (mermaids), Sea Babies (mermaid babies), Sea Masters (merman), pirates, lighthouses and fairies created by renowned artist and novelist Robert Kline of St. Augustine, Florida.  The lovely mermaid and pirate print has been derived from Robert’s novel The Forgotten Voyage of the H.M.S. Baci. The print is a lithograph reproduction of  Robert’s original pencil and watercolor painting. It has been hand labeled and hand signed by Robert in pencil. All of the prints come with a 1/4″ foam backing and the 5×7′s, 8×10′s, 11×14′s are matted sizes so all you need is a frame and they are ready to hang on your wall! Each of the prints come with an excerpt from Robert Kline’s novel The Forgotten Voyage of H.M.S. Baci in which multiple generations of the Roberts’ family explore the seven seas in search of the world’s mermaid and merman population. The following is the excerpt for this print.

“Lord above, look at the size of that Turtle!” Edmund C. Roberts proclaimed. It was very large, at least a meter and a half along its carapace and swimming in the company of a beautiful Sea Maiden. That evening Roberts learned from some of the sailors on his ship that leatherback turtles sometimes reached twice that size, that they could dive to the deepest reaches of the ocean, and the shell itself was actually quite leather-like, capable of bleeding when abraded, and thus responsible for attracting sharks.”

“How dreadful,” the triplets intoned when the young naturalist informed them at dinner. And yet, the truly dreadful deed was unfolding coincidentally in the bowels of the good ship, Baci Finale. Jimmy, the loquacious ship’s engineer was interrupting an act of sabotage in progress. “You there,” he shouted about the thumbing and hissing of steam machinery. A man he thought was a member of the “black gang” of stokers looked up from his task. He was bent over the reciprocating perambulator, a huge wrench in one hand, a greasy packet in the other. “You there,” Jimmy repeated as he advanced into the shadows. “What are ya doin? Get away from there or you’d get us all killed! You’ve no business with the perambulator!”

Just as the little man moved fully into the gloom another figure stepped out from behind the giant valve, raised his left arm and fired not one but two shots at the engineer. The first ricocheted harmlessly off a steam return pipe and whistled askew into the darkness but the next passed through Jimmy’s shoulder muscle and then went on with enough force to shatter the osmotic reflux gauge to his right, Splinters of high impact glass and a jet of scalding steam followed. Within seconds the counterbalanced equilibrium of the compound steam engine hiccoughed ominously before it settled back to a noticeably less stable pitch.

Edmund C. Roberts’ journal reads:
Trouble aboard our good ship. Repairs made, the engineer doctored, and a mystery to be solved. On a far lighter note, another Sea Maiden; number 20, named as Sarah, sighted, and yet another Sea Turtle. Leatherback.
March 30, 1913

There are many more Sea Maidens (mermaids), sea baby, pirates and sea masters prints available. Different characters and print sizes. Collect the series! This item will be sent flat via USPS 1st class mail or priority mail.

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