Tortoise by Virginia Sterrett
Printed canvas with wood hanging frame. Solid walnut or white oak pieces are compressed together by solid brass ball thumb screws and posts to securely hold the top and bottom of the print. Easy to hang on an included single brass head nail.
+ Solid brass hardware holds prints more securely than magnets. Brass hardware has a vintage patina and is antiqued in small batches with apple cider vinegar.
+ Raw Walnut and Raw Oak do not have any kind of finish so the natural beauty of the wood can shine through. All wood is sourced from sustainably managed forests.
+ Hang with hemp twine or cork strap. Brass head nail and brass ring included. Cork strap colors to choose from are: natural cork or dark brown. Cork is a vegan and environmentally friendly alternative to leather. Cork is soft, strong, beautiful and sustainable as harvesting cork does not damage the tree in any way. See last photo for options. Add your choice in the personalization section.
+ "Canvas Only No Frame" option is for the canvas print only without the wood hanging frame.
Prints are printed on 370gsm art canvas. I use high quality canvas that will not yellow over time as it does not contain optical brighteners and is acid-free and age resistant according to ISO 9706 (museum standard according to galleries and museum’s longevity requirements).
+ Canvas and wood hanging frame are shipped together but the canvas is not installed to avoid damage to the canvas. Installing the canvas is easy and no tools are required. Simply unscrew the thumb screws from the posts and insert the canvas edge in between the wood rails at top and bottom. Tighten the screws and your canvas is ready to hang. Print is held by the wood below the screws and posts and is not damaged at all.
+ 17" x 24" Raw Walnut + Canvas is pictured with Dark Brown cork strap.
+ shipped in 100% plastic free packaging.
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ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Chicago-born artist Virginia Frances Sterrett (1900-31) was indeed a prodigy: having earned a scholarship with the Art Institute of Chicago at age 16 and her first major commission just three years later.
Although she succumbed to tuberculosis at age thirty, she did complete three major illustration projects: "Old French Fairy Tales" by the Comtesse de Segur (1920), Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Tanglewood Tales" (1921), and an extremely successful edition of "Arabian Nights" (1928). She passed away while completing a fourth assignment, "Myths and Legends" which sadly was never completed.
Her achievement was a delicate fantastic beauty, created with brush and pencil. Almost unschooled in art, she made pictures of haunting loveliness, suggesting magical realms no one ever knew except in the dreams of childhood.
This image is from Tanglewood Tales. You can read the book online here:
As all items are made to order photos shown are just examples.
Shipping from United States
3-6 business days
Estimated shipping times
- Canada : 1 - 7 business days
- United States : 3 - 4 business days
I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.
Customs and import taxes
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Returns & Exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Questions about your order?
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Frequently Asked Questions
Why do you make your poster hangers with brass hardware instead of magnets?
Gluing metal to wood is notoriously difficult and requires some heavy duty toxic glue to get them to stay firmly in place. Even then the magnets are not likely to stay glued as wood is a natural material that expands and contracts with the heat and moisture. Eventually they will fall out and then all you are left with are some sticks! Additionally, magnets can lose their strength over time. Brass hardware will never fail.
I do not offer wholesale as I find that business model works best for mass produced goods and my products are not mass produced! I am a one person shop so I prefer to offer my best price all the time to everyone.
Are your wood hanging frames handmade?
Yes! I make my frames with materials sourced from North America that are handmade by me in my workshop. It is relevant to note that Etsy considers frames to be a craft supply and so sellers can list frames that are bought in bulk from China. Rest assured this is not his case in my shop.
Aug 24, 2022
Very cool print! Came fast and was easy to set up
Dec 29, 2021
Apr 17, 2019
Dec 8, 2017
I ordered a set of three Fairy Tale Charts, and they are so perfect together. Great communication from the seller. Wonderful craftsmanship.
Jul 2, 2016
I love this wall hanging. The colors are so vibrant and I liked that the seller shared history about the artist. Great quality. Nicely packaged to prevent damage in transit