This serene image of an H-242-1 Flying Boat showcases Koike's skills at portraying water surfaces. While his art usually depicts the ocean with a good amount of chop, here we have a nearly glass-like calmness. The lack of image detail is more than made up for by the brilliant use of deep blues that contrast the lighter aircraft. We get the added bonus of a fleet of boats in the background, emphasizing the nature of the flying sea vessel depicted here. Only 17 examples of the LeO H-242 were ever built. As depicted here, they saw service with Air France in the 1930s to cities around Europe.
This print is reproduced on heavy art board just like the original, and sized identical to the original, measuring 400mm x 315mm (15.75 x 12.4 inches). It's offset printed, and the color reproduction has been approved by Koike himself. The art board measures 625mm x 453mm (24.6 x 17.83), giving you the freedom to have it framed as you would like. Each print is packed in a special sleeve inside a sturdy cardboard shipping box designed especially to prevent bending during international shipping (NOTE: These prints cannot be combined with other items for shipping, except for additional art prints; they will be shipped separately in their special packaging, even if ordered together with other items).
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