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Ernest Meissonier : “1807, Friedland” (c. 1861-1875)

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.

Napoleon gives the signal for his cavalry to charge in 1807, Friedland, a masterwork of academic realism by Ernest Meissonier. To learn exactly how trampled wheat fields looked in June, he planted a wheat field, waited until June, and hired cavalry trample it. To accurately depict galloping horses, he laid a section of railway and sketched alongside this same cavalry as it charged. The product of an incredible 14 years of work, 1807, Friedland represents one of the greatest extremes to which a history painter has ever ventured to recreate a single moment.

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