Europa & the Bull by Virginia Sterrett

Europa & the Bull by Virginia Sterrett


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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 beauty; 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 and you can read the book online here:

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If you have your own print and want the wood hangers only, you can find that listing here in custom sizes:

Print on art paper or canvas fabric with wood poster hanger. Solid oak pieces are compressed together by antiqued brass thumb screws and then attached to the top and bottom of the print. Easy to hang with brass ring and your choice of twine or hang directly on the wall.

+ Solid Brass Hardware holds prints more securely then magnets. Brass ring prevents twine from wearing and breaking.

+ Oak wood is sourced from sustainably managed forests. Oak as an ethical construction material really is quite hard to beat. Having absorbed carbon dioxide throughout its life, an oak tree has already repaid its debt to the environment before it is felled. In addition to this, oak has a longevity and beauty many other materials cannot match.

+ Print and assembled poster hanger are shipped together but the print is not installed to avoid damage to the print. Installation is easy and no tools are required. Simply unscrew the thumb screws from the posts and insert the print edge in between the wood rails at top and bottom. Tighten the screws and your print is ready to hang.

+ Hand finished with 100% non-toxic and organic milk paint and wax. You can choose either Raw Oak, Old Oak or Black Oak. Raw Oak has no finish. See picture seven for choices.

+ Can be hung directly on the wall with no twine via two holes that are recessed so that the head of a nail will cling to the inner lip. Use the back top hanger as a template to mark the two holes, tap in two nails so the heads are 3/8" from the wall and, after installing print, hang on the nails.

+ Includes your choice of hemp, black or bakers twine with brass ring for hanging. If you do not choose a twine, hemp is the default option. See picture eight for choices.

+ 17" x 24" size with Old Oak hanger is pictured.

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

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Estimated shipping times

  • Canada : 1 - 7 business days
  • United States : 3 - 4 business days

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Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

Request a cancellation within: 3 days of purchase

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The following items can't be returned or exchanged

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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! Brass hardware will never fail.

What is the difference between a paper or canvas print?

The paper I print on is a 'made in the USA' heavy weight textured art paper. It is very thick and luxurious and looks just as nice as the canvas when hanging.
The canvas is a thick cotton fabric that does not have an acrylic coating on the front like typical printable canvas and so that allows the fabric texture to really shine through on the print. The canvas will offer a little more durability.

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.