Kitten On Holiday

Kitten On Holiday

from 300.00

Douglas Hagger

“This little one was the runt of the pack of kittens we recently fostered. She was the tiniest kitten I’d ever seen, she weighed less than an apple. She liked to sleep on your chest, listening to your heartbeat. Despite her minute size, she had a fierce wildness within her, and so it seemed fitting that I position her against a picture of Matterhorn Glacier.

I hope she enjoyed her brief stay with us.”

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This little lady looks right at home here, as the golden snatches of colour within her fur coat glow against the golden rolling mountainous hills behind her, and her pricked ears are akin to the peaks and towering summit of Matterhorn Glacier. She almost appears to be apart of the painting, and we imagine that we are looking at a postcard she has sent us from her travels abroad.

Yet the old box and the dark mahogany hues of the shelf it sits upon gives a feeling of antiquity, and we consider the role of a domesticated cat in the wild is no longer - her place now being within the confining walls of a house.   

Where we’d hang it:

These warm rich golden hues would look priceless amongst a vintage or antique setting.

The technical Details:

Doug’s great design has been printed onto Canson Rag Photographique. This beaut museum quality archival paper is a matte stock, 100% cotton, is 310gsm and a lovely bright white. It handles shadow detail and tonal variations beautifully. The inks used are fully archival Epson UltraChrome K3® pigment inks. They’re pretty special inks, and with the correct care this piece will last a lifetime.

There’s a thin white margin around this piece, which helps with framing (so the actual piece isn’t obscured by the frame), and importantly enables you to be able to pick up the artwork without touching it (oils from your hands can ruin the printed area).

This here is a quality piece of artisan craft.

Packaging:

Your prints will arrive in strong, acid-free clear polypropylene sleeves or sheets. We’ll pop the artwork in it’s sleeve into a super-duper strong kraft mailing tube so that it survives it’s journey to you completely unscathed. For more info, see our Quality and Sustainability section.

We also include a card with the artist’s story, as well as their story behind your chosen artwork.

Upon receiving your print

Wash and dry your hands thoroughly before handling. There is likely to be a slight curl as it has been resting inside the postage tube. Gently unfurl. Keeping the print within it’s protective cover, you can carefully weigh each corner (for example, with a book), to help the curl straighten out.

When you do take the print out of it’s protective cover, touch only the edges of the paper, and lift the print by the opposite corners.

We do include a little ‘how to care for your print’ piece with every artwork, so if your piece is intended as a gift the lucky recipient will have guidance.

Wondering what to do next? See our Handy Tips page, and in particular our notes on ‘Where should I place my artwork?’, ‘To frame or not to frame?’, and ‘How high should I hang my work?’


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