''Out of the Sea''
Illustration by Willy Pogány
This wonderful illustration, entitled "Out of the Blue" is believed to have been prepared by Willy Pogány to illustrate a
scene from "The Story of the Fisherman and the Genie" - a portion of The Arabian Nights.
The illustration is believed to show the moment when the Genie is first exposed after being hauled from the Sea by the
Fisherman described by the following text from Laurence Housman:
At so fearful a sight all the fisherman's courage oozed out of him; but the Genie,
perceiving him, cried with a our voice, "O Solomon, Prophet of God, slay me
not, for never again will I withstand thee in word or deed."
"Alas!" said the fisherman, "I am no prophet; and as for Solomon, he has been
dead for nearly two thousand years. I am but a poor fisherman whom chance
has knocked by accident against thy door."
Pogány's illustration captures the emotions of the protagonists in a masterful manner.
Single Greeting Card (with matching Envelope)
Detail (for reference)
Reproduction on 12x18" sheet
Reproduction on 16x20" sheet
Our Greeting Cards
When presented on Greeting Cards, this image is prepared as a tipped-on plate - in hommage to the hand-crafted
approach typical of prestige illustrated publications produced in the early decades of the 20th Century. Each card is
hand-finished, with the image presented on Ivory card stock with an accompanying envelope. On the rear of each
card we also present some information about Willy Pogány and this wonderful illustration. We have left the interior
of the cards blank so that you may write your own personal message.
Our large format reproductions
Each of our large format reproductions are prepared with archival quality materials and processes to ensure many
years of enjoyment. In addition, our reproductions are accompanied by explanatory material relating to Willy
Pogány and this wonderful illustration.
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