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Mermaid Kim - Sea Maiden 37

Mermaid art and story by Robert Kline

This is a retired mermaid art print that is limited in supply and therefore currently available in the following matted sizes: 8" x 10" and 11" x 14" and an 11" x 17" that comes unmatted.

This beatiful mermaid Kim (Sea Maiden) art print and story is 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:

And finally, to the Japan Isles and the orient! Spring was glorious for all of its patent reasons and more. Sir Edmund and Captain Constance Fitzwillie revealed in marital satisfaction, the missing ingredient of secrecy more than offset by the intimacy they now shared on demand. And of course Sir Edmund still spent the early portion of his evenings in his old quarters (his “new” study) where he could access solitude he coveted and continue his nightly invasion of he Captain’s own privacy through his augured vista. Such was their relationship that she too found it titillating, her nightly performances in many ways more arousing than those she had conjured before she was aware that his secret was not. More than a few times the naturalist visited his interest on Constance Daphne before the final curtain, and those times she laughed well and often at his inability to practice patience.

At one of the outlying islands Captain Constance Daphne brought the ship in for a watering party to be sent ashore. Sir Edmund and Gnarly Dan accompanied the sailors, the former bent on exploring and anxious to access the Sea Maiden population of the Far East, the naturalist postulating that their features would sure have a minimum reflection of the orient.

Their first encounter was not with Sea Maiden fauna. At a remote beach they came upon a straw and thatch hut, its apparent owner at its door and deep in meditation. After much gesticulating it became apparent that he was a samurai (and a very tall one at that!), no longer needed by any warlords because of his age. At the naturist’s urging he unpacked and displayed the finest suit of armor Sir Edmund had ever seen. Much of it was covered in silk, that which was metal displaying fierce dragons or chrysanthemums, or long legged cranes. The helmet was most impressive, a fine golden and fierce dragon adorning it.

Gnarly Dan, allowed that perhaps the gentleman might enjoy seeing the naturalist’s uniform, he as most of the crew, being most smitten with it at Sir Edmunds wedding. So off the old salt went and returned some hours later with two crew members lugging the naturalist’s campaign chest. The samurai seemed to enjoy the bright colors, the insignias and the tan sun Helmet. It was with unmasked reverence that he handled the naturalist’s medals, particularly the Order of Bath. The samurai (Toshiro was his name) then brought out his blades and allowed Gnarly Dan and Sir Edmund to marvel at their quality and the keenness of their edges. And so the afternoon passed accompanied by much knee slapping and camaraderie, the men exchanging pidgin tales of past battles. With the setting sun the two warriors, much moved by the other’s sincerity and goodwill offered up his own ancient uniform in trade for the other’s. And so, when they partied, most of the orients armor tied atop Sir Edmund campaign chest, it was with wonderfully felt good will and newfound affection. Additionally, the samurai informed the naturalist of a nearby cove where a coy and definitively oriental Sea Maiden appeared with the first rays of the morning sun. So they returned to the Bacis, spread the armor out on Sir Edmund’s day bed and agreed to seek the Sea Maiden with the new day.

The beach was as the samurai described it, and as predicted, the first rays of the sun illuminated a glorious, dark haired Sea Maiden. She was diminutive, remarkably light skinned (almost pure white…alabaster) with a colorful tail. Naturalist and sailor (Gnarly Dan was present) watched her for some time, Sir Edmund curious that the old salt made no move to join her as he had mouths before on the Aleutian Islands. “You don’t seem disposed to strike up a friendship with this lass,” he quietly taunted the sailor. Gnarly Dan looked with disgust at the naturalist.

“Ya know, sir,” he began “there ain’t one gob inna fleetful what has the sense ta know when a woman fancies him.” He stared at Sir Edmund, communicating that the naturalist was obviously not that one. “Most of ya simply busts in with yer fine words er fast hands. It would help ya boatloads ta unnerstan’ that yer female ain’t lookin’ ta be tacked. Most often she’d dio a little captainin’ her ownself.” Hew was quite for an unusual moment and concluded confidentially, “Ya might keep that in mind when yer settin’ a course fer our Cap.”

Sir Edmunds Journal reads:

Encountered a brave warrior. He directed us to our 37th Sea Maiden. She was most definitely of Eastern influence in stature, features and coloration.

Maidensu orientus

“Kim”

Sort stature. Black Hair. White complexion.

Sighted on Kuchino Shima Island

April 1, 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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