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Pieter Bruegel the Elder : “The Harvesters” (1565)

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.

The Met describes The Harvesters as the “first modern landscape in Western art.” Set on the outskirts of Antwerp in July or August, it depicts a range of activities representative of 16th-century Belgian rural life. The harvesters in the foreground rest and dine while their compatriots shake fruit from a tree. In the distance, ships sail, figures bathe, and villagers participate in the blood sport of cock throwing. Commissioned by the merchant banker Nicolaes Jonghelinck, the painting was one of six (or possibly twelve) depicting different times of the year.

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