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Mermaid Amelia - Sea Maiden 1

Mermaid art and story by Robert Kline

This is a retired mermaid print which is no longer being printed and is therefore limited in supply. It is currently available in the following matted size (entire matted size): 5" x 7".

This wonderful mermaid art and story comes from a collection of mermaids, mermen, mermaid babies, pirates, lighthouses and fairies created by renowned artist and author Robert Kline of Saint 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 in which multiple generations of the Robert’s family sail the high seas in search of and documenting the world’s mermaid and merman population. Thus, you receive the passage from the novel describing the particular event in which the character(s) in the print were sighted. The following is the excerpt written for the Sea Maiden 1 Amelia print:

On December 26th, 1831, Sir Edmund Roberts outfitted the H.M.S. Baci for a naturalist’s circumnavigation of the globe. His primary and sole purpose was to observe and subsequently classify the various oceans’ diversity of Se maidens as he called them. Convinced that they existed outside of folklore, Sir Edmund was determined to systematically pursue them. “I’ll find them, for I am more patient than Job,” he loved to say.

Roberts took with him two watercolorists schooled in botanical illustration. They were the first harvests of the voyages fantastic ill luck. Williams, the primary artist, perished in a gale just four days out of port. Bistro, his assistant, and a suspect romantic, lost his footing and fell to the sea one night while admiring the Baci’s figure head. Sir Edmund determined to learn the craft himself. Roberts completed his voyage in 1837. He had, however, become progressively more eccentric with each year at sea and was completely undone when his Sea Maidens - Notebooks and Observations was dismissed as “lunatic ravings in the company of obscene art.” Both the notebooks and the illustrations remained in obscurity until discovered in a London warehouse in 1998. Selected excerpts and paintings are to be released in succession.

It should be noted that while Sir Edmund selected the Latin name for each Sea Maiden, he gave the honor of bestowing the common name to the seaman who first sighted her. Consequently, there followed a fool’s carnival of names with mothers and prostitutes predominating.

Maidenus Magnifica


February 18, 1832

Cape Verde Island

Seen on a moonlit night by a member watering crew who strayed in the company of a bottle of rum. He Observed her for most of the night until he gathered sufficient sense to report to me. We watched her until  the false dawn. Medium height. Medium weight. Dark hair. Could not identify the object of her preoccupation. Exultant with our first sighting so early in the voyage.

There are many more Sea Maiden (mermaid), Sea Baby (mermaid baby), Pirate and Sea Master prints available. Different characters and print sizes. Collect the series!

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