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Hubert Robert : “The Ponte Salario” (c. 1775)

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.

In The Ponte Salario an ancient road bridge serves as a metaphor for the passage of time. The orphaned ruin is a link to the past, a monument to the grandeur that was Rome, and yet it remains in use; its story continues. Its tower has been converted into a barn, the platform under its arch provides laundry access to the Aneine River. In the 6th century its main arch was destroyed by the Ostrogoths, but repaired by the Romans; in the 19th century, it would once again be ravaged by passing armies, and reconstructed on its ancient foundations. The bricks that the Romans laid more than two thousand years ago are still in service today.

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