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J.M.W. Turner : “Upper Fall of the Reichenbach: Rainbow” (1810)

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.

Turner was a young artist when he traveled to France and Switzerland in 1802. Tate curator David Blayney Brown suggests that his tour to the Alps was “arguably the formative experience of his life.” He returned with voluminous sketchbooks, which became the basis for later finished work, including this watercolor of Reichenbach Falls; the 820-foot cascade where Sir Arthur Conan Doyle would set the final showdown between Holmes and Moriarty. The composition is arranged so that the eye follows the waterfall down the mountain, then bounces along the path of the rainbow, much as the waters themselves tumble upon the seven steps of the cascade.

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