During Vincent van Gogh stay in Paris, he collected more Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock prints; he became interested in such works when, in 1885, in Antwerp he used them to decorate the walls of his studio. He collected hundreds of prints, which are visible in the backgrounds of several of his paintings. In his 1887 Portrait of Père Tanguy, several can be seen hanging on the wall behind the main figure. In The Courtesan or Oiran (after Kesai Eisen) (1887), Van Gogh traced the figure from a reproduction on the cover of the magazine Paris Illustre, which he then graphically enlarged in the painting. Kit includes an 11″ x 18″ stitching area size and all the beautiful easy-to-use silk threads or silk/merino wool blend needed to complete. Available on 14, 16 or 18 meh mono deluxe needlepoint canvas. Please indicate your mesh and thread preference (ours is silk for a beautiful completed canvas) in the note section at checkout. Available in alternate sizes.