“Flowering Plum Orchard” is the second oil painting selected by Visconti from Van Gogh’s Japanese series. The artist made this painting in 1887 from a Japanese print by Hiroshige, called Plum Garden in Kameido.
The ancient plum tree that was the subject of the original print had the poetic nickname of “the sleeping dragon plum tree”. Van Gogh accurately reproduced the composition with more intense colors replacing the black and grey of Hiroshige's tree trunk with red and blue tones. He also added the two orange borders with Japanese characters for a decorative and exotic effect.
The pen has yellow gold plated metal fittings which add light to the red, green and brown acrylic resin. The fountain pen kit comes with a new red ink called “Flowering Plum Orchard“. All three versions are accompanied by a bookmark showing a detail of the painting.