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Jan Asselijn : “The Threatened Swan” (c. 1650)

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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.

Whatever Asselijn’s original intent might have been, this painting — his masterwork — came to be understood as a political allegory. Inscriptions by a later hand have labeled the eggs “Holland,” the dog “enemy of the state,” and the swan “grand pensionary;” a probable reference to Johan de Witt, who was lynched by an Orangist mob at the onset of the Franco-Dutch War.

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