The Trưng Sisters 11"x17" Limited Edition Foil Print

  • This is a limited print run of only 50 copies featuring special gold foil ink on the Trưng Sisters' head pieces, the elephant's headpiece, select pieces of the confetti and the gold trim border around the image. The illustration was drawn in pencil, ink and toning markers and then coloured digitally. The prints are signed and numbered so once they sell out, they will not be printed again. They are on a heavier 120lbs cardstock with satin finish. 


    Limited Gold Foil Edition:


    - 11"x17" with white border


    - Gold foil printing

    - Hand signed and numbered (only 50 prints will be made)
    - 120lbs cardstock with satin finish

    - The "BRIANHOANGART.COM" watermark logo will NOT appear on the actual print itself.

    - Frame is NOT included.



    Standard Edition:


    - 11"x17" with white border


    - No gold foil


    - No limited edition numbering


    - 90 lbs coverstock
    - The "BRIANHOANGART.COM" watermark logo will NOT appear on the actual print itself.

    - Frame is NOT included.


    For those interested in the history behind these two warriors, they are the Trung Sisters (Hai Bà Trưng). In 111 BCE, the Han Empire had conquered the area then known as Nam Viet (now north Vietnam) and over the following century, would tighten its grip on the people of that land. They raised existing taxes and imposed new ones as well as pushed their patriarchal beliefs onto the Nam Viet people whose women held as much influence and power as its men prior to the Han invasion.

    Skipping over a few details to around 40 A.D. the Trung Sisters had had enough and decided to start a revolution. They raised an army of over 75,000 people, many of whom were women. They then appointed many of these women, including their own mother, to high ranking positions and within a year, they conquered 65 settlements held by the Han Empire who initially never thought two women would ever pose a threat. The older sister Trung Trac was crowned queen of the region and her sister Trung Nhi became top advisor and regent. 

    Though their rule only lasted 3 years, their legacy lives on as fierce warriors and historical feminist icons.