Woman on a Boat Superstition


Sailors and fishermen are a superstitious lot. While it was bad luck to have a woman on board a ship, a naked woman was not only alright, but would calm the seas! This is why figureheads in the form of a naked woman appear on so many ships. It is thought that her open eyes will guide the ship to safety or that that the woman’s bare breasts would “shame” the stormy seas into calm.

This is a giclee print of an original illustration. It was created in a style reminiscent of iconic children's book illustrators popular in the 1950's. It measures 11″x14″ and the image has been sized to fit beautifully into a standard mat or frame. This design has been printed on 100% cotton, acid-free heavyweight fine art paper with archival pigment inks.

This print is part of a series. They look fantastic when displayed together.

We’ve done our best to represent the colors as accurately as possible, but they may be *slightly* different than what you see on your screen. The print you receive is exactly the color we intended.