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George Richmond : “The Agony in the Garden” (1858)

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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.

Jesus appears to falter beneath the weight of his terrible destiny, but for the solace of a compassionate angel. The painter, George Richmond, was influenced at an early age by Henry Fuseli, known for his emotionally intense, often nightmarish compositions. At sixteen he met the visionary artist William Blake, who reportedly left such an impression upon him that was left feeling “as though he had been walking with the prophet Isaiah.” With his friend, Samuel Palmer, he became a leading member of the “The Ancients;” a group of English artists, devoted to Blake, who yearned to recapture a lost golden age of pastoral innocence, governed by conservative Christian values.

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