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 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).