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Martin Johnson Heade : “Cattleya Orchid and Three Hummingbirds” (1871)

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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Martin Johnson Heade reveals a hidden world of fragile beauty in this tableau of the Brazilian rain forest. A thriving orchid shares a misty jungle recess with a trio of hummingbirds — a Sappho Comet and two Brazilian Amethysts. Between them, a pair of eggs are just visible inside a tiny nest that rests precariously on the end of a narrow branch. Heade had traveled to Brazil from 1863-1864, where he produced more than forty small paintings of hummingbirds, originally intended for publication in a book titled The Gems of Brazil. While the project was never realized, the effort was clearly not wasted, as he was able to combine, in the present work, the consummate precision of the naturalist with the artist’s vision into the deeper meaning of his subject.

Product Information

Expect crisp detail and vivid color from our giclée process fine art prints. We use pigment-based inks and high-density cotton fiber paper to achieve a wide color gamut, deep blacks and beautiful tonal transitions. Produced using only archival materials, they will not fade or yellow, but maintain their original quality for as long as you own them.

How to Frame

Historical artworks were produced in whatever shapes and sizes best suited the artists and their patrons, and these rarely correspond to the proportions of modern, mass-produced frames. Most reproductions sold on the web are therefore cropped to fit an arbitrary standard, compromising the integrity of the original artwork. We overcome this problem by designing prints in standard sizes that include white accent borders to make up any differences in proportion.

Framing may be as simple as inserting the print into a standard size frame with the borders showing. In most cases, our customers choose to have them matted. Borders allow space for framers to mount the print while covering little, if any, of the artwork. Our images are sized to provide desirable mat widths in common frames.

Sizes 9” x 12”, 12” x 16”, and 16” x 20” are designed to be matted in larger frames, such as 11” x 14”, 16” x 20” and 20” x 24”, respectively. Larger prints may be matted in frames of equal size, the borders corresponding to the shape of the mat. Where the artwork is unusually square or narrow, other sizes may be preferred.

If our sizing does not meet your requirements, we provide customization free of charge. Please contact us to discuss the details.

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* International orders may be subject to import taxes at time of delivery.

Returns

If you are unhappy with your order for any reason, you are welcome to return it for a full refund. Please contact us and return your item(s) within 60 days to:

The Ibis
809 Grant Street
Endicott, NY 13760

Your return will be processed on receipt.
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