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Claude-Joseph Vernet : “The Shipwreck” (1772)

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.

The Shipwreck demonstrates the seamlessness with which Claude-Joseph Vernet was able to integrate the human figure into spectacular atmospheric settings. As a Dutch ship founders against a rocky, windswept coast, a series of dramatic vignettes play out in the foreground. Survivors climb ashore, lamenting their fate; the fortunate see to the injured and bereaved; precious cargo is salvaged. Vernet’s invocation of the sublime anticipates the apocalyptic landscapes of John Martin and the climactic violence of Karl Bryullov in The Last Day of Pompeii.

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