This delightful collection of prints from the iconic the Moomins series perfectly captures the whimsical and serene Moominvalley and its celebration of family and friendship.
In 2020, Tove Jansson’s internationally beloved the Moomins series celebrated its 75th birthday. Chances are, if you’re reading this, that you already know the Moomins – Moomintroll, Moominmamma, and Moominpappa, the family of creatures (trolls?) who inhabit the whimsical, serene Moominvalley alongside a host of other critters like the Hattifatteners, Mymbles and Whompers.
Jansson was a prolific artist, creating paintings, novels, children’s books and much more during her lifetime, but it’s her Moomin creations, beloved by children and adults alike the world over, that have most captivated audiences. While Jansson’s Moominvalley can occasionally reflect the world’s danger, most often it offers a natural world brimming with optimism and adherent to a moral code that can feel like a balm for anyone experiencing the sometimes overwhelming uncertainty of the real world.
Tove Marika Jansson (1914 – 2001) was a Swedish-speaking Finnish author, novelist, painter, illustrator and comic strip author. Brought up by artistic parents, Jansson studied art from 1930 to 1938 in Stockholm, Helsinki and Paris. Her first solo art exhibition was in 1943. At the same time, she was writing short stories and articles for publication, as well as creating the graphics for book covers and other purposes. She continued to work as an artist and a writer for the rest of her life.
Jansson wrote the Moomin books for children, starting in 1945 with The Moomins and the Great Flood. The next two books, Comet in Moominland and Finn Family Moomintroll, published in 1946 and 1948 respectively, were enormously successful and began the Moomin phenomenon, popular worldwide. For her work as a children's writer she received the Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 1966.
Starting with the semi-autobiographical Bildhuggarens dotter (Sculptor's Daughter) in 1968, Jansson also wrote six novels, including the admired Sommarboken (The Summer Book), and five books of short stories for adults.
THE PRINT AND FRAME
The print is framed by hand in Cambridgeshire in the UK, using only European sourced PEFC™ and FSC approved woods. Frames are Fine Art Trade Guild accredited which means they meet strict conservation standards and are built to last for generations to come.
We use Clarity+ glazing which is a high-quality acrylic glass alternative, offering high UV resistance which doesn't yellow over time, is not easily scratched and is safe for use in children's bedrooms.
Your framed print will arrive with D-rings and cord already attached, ready to hang right out of the box.
Including the frame, with mount, the framed print is 46cm wide and 38cm high.
The print itself is 36cm wide and 28cm high.
All dimensions are approximate.