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Jean Le Pautre : “Fireworks at Versailles” (1676)

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.
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This magnificent engraving was part of a series titled Les divertissemens de Versailles, or “The Amusements of Versailles,” described by Andre Felibien, court chronicler to Louis XIV. It commemorates the fireworks display that took place at the Grand Fête of 1674. The King and his party appear under the canopy in the foreground, flanked by courtiers seated on benches. Rockets light up the sky behind the newly finished Apollo Fountain, and its centerpiece: an obelisk bearing the King’s emblem of the Sun.

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