Sea Maiden 38 Leslie with Sea Master Leisurus by Robert Kline

Sea Maiden 38 with Sea Master Leisurus by Robert Kline
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Sea Maiden 38 Leslie with Sea Master 11 Leisurus

Mermaid and Merman art and story by Robert Kline

This merfolk print is currently available in the following matted sizes (entire matted size): 5" x 7", 8" x 10" and 11" x 14" and an 11" x 17" that comes unmatted on a piece of 1/4" foam board.

This beautiful Sea Maiden and Sea Master art and story are from a collection of Sea Maidens (mermaids), Sea Babies (mermaid babies), Sea Masters (merman), pirateslighthouses and fairies created by renowned artist and novelist Robert Kline of St. Augustine, Florida.  The print is a lithograph reproduction of Robert's original watercolor and pencil painting. Hand labeled and signed by Robert in pencil, all the prints come with a 1/4" foam backing and the 5" x 7", 8" x 10", 11" x 14" are matted so all you need is a frame and they are ready to hang on your wall! Each print also comes with an excerpt from Robert’s novel The Forgotten Voyage of H.M.S. Baci. A fantastic saga in which multiple generations of the Roberts’ family explore the seven seas in search of the world’s mermaid and merman population. Thus, you receive the passage from Robert's novel describing the particular event in which the character(s) in the print were sighted. The following is the story for this print:

The good ship H.M.S. Baci breasted aside long rolling swells as she sailed from the Japan Isles then along the Kuril Islands to the Russian mainland, the Kamchatka Peninsula her goal. Heading north in the spring was a heartbreak to captain and crew alike. As they put aside their lighter clothing tempers were tested as the temperatures sank, the evenings and nights worst. They rigged their cold weather gear and moved angrily, directing cruel glances toward Sir Edmund. “Ain’t His Honor what has at climb about on frozen spars,” Old Bubo muttered. “Won’t be no warmth to be had fer those what serves before the mast!” Leaky Phil countered as he blew on his hands, all while clinging to his masthead perch with his knees and elbows. The only sailor who didn’t seem to notice was the reformed pirate Jack Scratch; his kitten and new puppy snuggled into his hammock with him every time he was not on watch. He had named them both, taking the captain’s heart when she begun calling the fuzzy kitten Connie, and further moving the old salt Gnarly Dan when he scratched the puppy’s little neck and called him Danny. (Sir Edmund did huff a time or two, his last comment being, “Edmund would have been a fine hound’s name.”)

One afternoon in a rare moment of clam, the naturalist roused out of his diving bell from the hold once more, first repairing several damaged staves and cracked leathern hoses before it was swayed out and lowered into the cold ocean. But the waters were remarkably free of aquatic life, leaving Sir Edmund confused and concerned. It wasn’t until they sailed to the mainland proper that they sighted their ninth Sea Maiden and Sea Master couple, the sea creatures, of course, entwined. “One would think they have nothing better to occupy their time,” the naturalist noted, adding, “Rather on the lazy side, truth be known.” Gnarly Dan, for the first time in years, held his tongue, simply shaking his head in sad disbelief. He did finally mutter something about a ‘silver spoon’, but Sir Edmund, if he heard, did not comment. The couple drifted by the bell, awash in affection and oblivious to those in Halley’s patented diving apparatus.

Sir Edmund’s journal reads:
Another couple! They were in the throes of enjoying one another. Not a particularly productive species. No undersea factories; that much is certain. Must query how they would fair if the purity of their environment were spoiled.
Maidenus leisurus “Leslie”
Maximus leisurus – Both remarkably fit. Handsome. Preoccupied.
June 11, 1835

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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