The Water Sprite | Theodor Kittelsen | 1892

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Size: 14"x11"
Frame Style: Black Frame

"The Water Sprite" by Theodor Kittelsen, created around 1892, is a striking black-and-white illustration that depicts a mystical and serene scene centered on a water sprite emerging from a calm body of water. The creature's eyes are peering out, creating a subtle sense of intrigue and perhaps a touch of foreboding. Lilies dot the water’s surface, and the reflective quality of the water creates a mirror image of the trees along the bank, blurring the line between reality and reflection. The foreground is detailed with vegetation and some twigs, suggesting a natural, untouched landscape. The piece is rendered in a monochromatic palette, with detailed shading techniques that give depth and texture to the scene. This artwork is characteristic of Kittelsen's style, which often blends elements of folklore and nature, inviting the viewer into a contemplative narrative of Norwegian myths and tales.



Created from high-quality wood, milled with simple clean lines and presented with a satin finish. Includes an off-white mount that will not discolour or fade with age.

All framed prints feature our premium fine art paper. This is a museum-quality paper which reproduces photography and artworks with exceptional tonality and renders sharp details with consistent flatness and accuracy.


For the matted / mounted prints we use a thick 1.4mm window mount cut from premium, textured mountboard. All mounts are "conservation grade", FSC certified, 100% acid free, and will not discolour or fade with age.

  • Simple, elegant design
  • Premium, fine art paper with a gently textured surface
  • Handmade by specialist picture framers
  • FSC certified off-white mat / window mount
  • Delivered ready for hanging