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Giuseppe Arcimboldo : “The Librarian” (1904)

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 Librarian is part of a series of composite portraits by Giuseppe Arcimboldo depicting members of the Habsburg Emperor’s entourage. Other examples include “The Chef” and “The Lawyer.” Though best-known for his composite heads using fruits and vegetables, this more geometrical composition might seem more at home among the modern art of the 20th century than the portraiture of the 16th. It is most likely based upon Wolfgang Lazius, Ferdinand I’s official historian, director of the Kunstkammer and imperial library.

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