Linocut art print - The Princess & The Pea - Fairytale / folklore linoprint


Original hand pressed linocut print - A4, unframed.

This original print was inspired the Danish fairy tale, The Princess & The Pea, as published by Hans Christian Andersen in the 1830s. A young woman seeks shelter from the rain at a castle, claiming to be a princes. To prove her identity, a pea is placed under several mattresses and feather beds - if she really is a princess, the theory runs, she will be able to feel it. True enough, the princess wakes after a terrible night's sleep, and reveals her bruised back. The prince of the castle is so impressed with her dainty sensitivity, as proof of her high birth, that he choose her as his wife.

This piece is printed in oil-based inks on heavy weight 200gsm acid free cartridge paper. All prints are titled and signed.

These prints start life as a blank sheet of lino, hand carved to reveal the design. They are then inked, using oil-based inks, and hand pressed with a barren. Due to the nature of the print process, each piece will have it's own little variations and character, meaning it's unique to you.

All orders are posted in hard-backed envelopes and gift wrapped in a protective covering. You'll also receive a free little A5 sample print to say thanks for your order. If you are ordering as a gift, I can include a handwritten card - just drop me a line with your message.