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Moritz von Schwind : “Queen of the Night” (c.1864-1867)

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.

Moritz von Schwind was an Austrian artist whose passion for music was nurtured by his friendship with Franz Schubert. In 1863 he was commissioned to produce a series of frescoes of The Magic Flute for the Vienna Opera House. Rendered in watercolor over graphite, this design depicts the Queen of the Night in all her cosmic splendor. In her famous aria, she implores her daughter to go against her heart and murder her beloved Sarastro: “The vengeance of Hell boils in my heart, / Death and despair flame about me! / If Sarastro does not through you feel / The pain of death, / Then you will be my daughter nevermore.”

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