Europa & the Bull

Europa & the Bull

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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:
http://www.archive.org/stream/tanglewoodtales00hawt#page/n7/mode/2up

Print on canvas fabric with wood poster hanger. Solid walnut or White Oak pieces are compressed together by vintage brass ball thumb screws to securely hold the top and bottom of the print. Easy to hang with brass ring and your choice of twine.

+ Solid brass hardware holds prints more securely than magnets. Brass ring prevents twine from wearing and breaking. Brass hardware has a vintage patina.

+ Walnut and white oak wood are naturally beautiful and don't need to be finished with toxic stains or varnishes. Walnut is finished with organic hemp oil and beeswax and white oak is unfinished. Both are sourced from sustainably managed forests.

+ Walnut and white oak are natural materials and there may be variations to wood grain and tone. Walnut ranges in tone from pale warm brown to dark brown and sometimes will have a lighter sapwood in it. I allow the sapwood to show only if it is aesthetically pleasing. White oak is a mix of browns and tans ranging from beige to dark brown. See second to last photo for options.

+ "White Oak + Canvas" and "Walnut + Canvas" options include your choice of hemp, black or bakers twine with brass ring for hanging. Please include your choice in the buyers note to seller at checkout. Hemp Twine is the default if no selection is made. See last photo for options.

+ "Canvas Only No Frame" option is for the canvas print only without the wood hanger frame.

+ Fabric canvas is uncoated to allow the natual woven cotton texture to show through.

+ Canvas and assembled poster hanger 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.

+ 17" x 24" Walnut + Canvas is pictured with Hemp Twine.

+ shipped in 100% plastic free packaging - cardboard box, tissue paper, kraft paper and kraft paper tape with cornstarch adhesive.

***Buy 3 or more items and get 10% off - use coupon code BUY3ORMORESAVE10 at checkout***

If you have your own print and want the wood hangers only, you can find that listing here in custom sizes:
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/182920422

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Processing time

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.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

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

Request a cancellation within: 3 days of purchase

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders

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?

Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

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.

Wholesale availability

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.

My Europa print looks absolutely stunning in my dorm room!! OddNerdVintage was so helpful in answering all my questions about the weight of the frame and how to hang it. I ended up using a command hook as well as command strips on the back to be safe. The frame was super easy to use, coming from the girl who had to put it together on move-in day. Everything is of beautiful quality and I couldn’t be happier!



This canvas print is beautiful! It arrived quickly and was carefully packaged with the oak hangers. It looks stunning on our wall!


I have been wanting this print for such a long time, so glad I finally bought it!!! Beautiful piece, lovely quality.


Love it! Looks so great.