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Ammi Phillips : “Portrait of Helen (Lena) Ten Broeck” (1834)

Archival Inkjet on Matte Finish Fine Art Paper

The Ibis’s giclée process uses archival pigment inks on 100% cotton rag paper to achieve crisp detail and rich, lasting color. Unlike posters, they will not yellow with time, but will maintain their original quality for as long as you own them. If you are unhappy with your print for any reason, you are welcome to return it for a full refund.

Ammi Phillips was one of the most prolific folk artists of the 19th century. An itinerant painter, he traveled rural Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York for a period of five decades, satisfying the sparse demand for painted portraits in one town before moving on to the next. It is estimated that during his career he may have produced as many as two thousand paintings, of which about five hundred are known today. Following his rediscovery during the 20th century, he emerged as one of the most celebrated figures in American folk art. In 1970 a critic for The New York Times described one of his paintings as “nearer to our own standards of artistic probity than anything to be found in the common run of ‘serious’ painting at the time…innocent only of those flatulent academic pretensions which remained the curse of so much of our art in the 19th century.”

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