Bay Beach Box on Red Smythson

$215.00 incl. GST

– Hand-painted traditional red Smythson notebook, with commissioned cover design, in the characteristic von Donia style of saturated colour surrounded by golden outlines.
– Works are by painters with academic fine arts training who specialise in the application of pigmented media using traditional Anglo-European techniques.
– Each painted region requires between three and five layers of paint application to give the necessary vibrancy.
– Each commission is unique and the actualised artwork will differ in appearance to the product visualisation.
– The artwork is applied to a lambskin skiver leather cover with highly textured cross-grain pattern (similar to Prada Saffiano leather).
– The Saffiano texture interacts with the surfaces of the goldwork and paintwork to create additional beauty and interest.
– Inside are 128 leaves of gilt-edged, pale blue paper, printed with feint-ruled lines.
– The notebook measures 9cm wide by 14cm long.
– Ribbon bookmark sewn into the binding.
– Gift-wrapped in the Smythson packaging.
– Full payment is by bank deposit after order placement but prior to commission commencement.
– Most artwork is ready to ship within seven days of the pre-payment (subject to paintwork drying times).
– Refunds up to 14 days for standard commissions (subject to the terms described here).

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The quote in golden script reads:
“There is more light than world,/ and what few outlines/ Persist forget their meaning in/ the heat.” Les A. Murray

These lines are from a poem called “Tableau in January” originally published in 1965 as part of a collection of poems called The Ilex Tree. Seventeen well-chosen words seldom capture an essence as these do.

The brightly-painted beach bathing box is well-known to those who spend time around Port Phillip Bay including on famous Brighton Beach or further afield on the Mornington Peninsula.


Additional information

Commission Type

Standard, Non-standard (+$220)

Engraved Brass Plaque

Omit, Include (+$200)

Handwritten Article

Omit, Include (+$150)