There are a number of British aircraft with names that don't exactly convey speed or elegance. "Mosquito" comes to mind, as does "Walrus," the subject of this fine painting by Koike. Despite this plane's ungainly appearance, it was reinforced for catapult launches, and could actually be looped. This excellent work gives the viewer's eye plenty to do, as Koike has painstakingly recreated the aircraft's delicate rigging and engine detail with almost photographic precision.
This print is reproduced on heavy art board and sized identically 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 17.8 inches), leaving white borders around the image to give you the freedom to have it framed as you please. The prints are packed in a special sleeve inside a sturdy shipping box designed to prevent any bending while on their way to you (for this reason, they cannot be combined with other types of items for shipping, they will be shipped separately, even if ordered with other items).