Night-Sky Moonswinger

1972 children's book illustration
open edition mini-prints


Description is offering an open edition fine art print entitled Night-Sky Moonswinger. The image of an overalls-clad boy on a rope swing strung from the moon originally appeared on the back dust jacket of Pishtosh Bullwash and Wimple, Flora’s 12th children’s book, published in 1972 by Atheneum.

The print artwork is 9-3/4″ x 7-1/4″ (slightly larger than the original published image) on an untrimmed 11″ x 8-1/2″ sheet. This is an open, unnumbered edition. Each print is authenticated on the reverse with a stamped seal from Jim Flora Art (a Flora family enterprise). A trademark early-1970s “Flora” signature, which did not appear on the original art, has been added in the lower right to “brand” the work.

The prints were produced using Flora archivist Barbara Economon’s digital restoration of a mint-condition cover, with colors meticulously matched to the original. The unframed prints are on heavyweight (310g) mould-made William Turner stock, a natural white, 100% rag paper with a fine toothy surface manufactured by Hahnemühle, who are renowned for premium-grade archival papers. The edition was produced on an Epson 3800Pro large format printer using Epson UltraChrome K3 Pigment Ink Technology, resulting in brilliant, velvety color and offering excellent longevity and durability.

The prints are priced at $30 each. The print will ship flat via USPS. If it arrives damaged, it will be replaced. We offer discounts for quantity purchases; please inquire before ordering.

Due to the fine art print’s higher-resolution process, as well as superior paper, inks, and quality control, the colors in the print appear brighter, crisper, and more vibrant than the online image. Online color appearance may vary slightly depending on your monitor settings.