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Siamese Ambassador Gm-00038001

Siamese Ambassador Gm-00038001

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Captain William Baillie (British, 1723–1792); After Peter Paul Rubens (Flemish, 1577–1640) This engraving, produced by the amateur printmaker William Baillie in June 1774, is a nearly exact copy in reverse of the Getty Museum's drawing by Peter Paul Rubens. As the inscription along the base states, the drawing was made to commemorate a 1636 visit of the "Siamese Ambassador who attended The Court of K[ing] Charles the 1st." In the 1700s, copies of important works were engraved and distributed among a wide audience. A print such as this one promoted the collection of the drawing's owner, Mr. Willet. It also educated the public on the rare visit of an exotic individual more than one hundred and fifty years earlier. Prints were a vital form of propaganda, information, and portraiture in the era before photography.

Art Prints are printed on heavy matte finish German art paper using the finest Canon archival inks. Frame is black natural with a white mattboard and Acrylite glazing.

Wall Murals are printed on 42" matte finish, self-adhesive Kodak PhotoText fabric panels that combine and mount easily on a non textured wall surface. We can custom make to any size, just ask.

Stretched Canvas is stretched by hand over 1.5" thick pine bars and printed on cotton poly matte finish canvas. Each canvas is hand coated with Hahnemuhle UV/Archive coating, these are Swiss quality best in industry canvases.

All our images are digitized from the original negative , printed and assembled in Switzerland to museum standards by our master printer.

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Artwork in this collection is from The J. Paul Getty Museum. Reproduction rights are reserved by the copyright owner and used under license by Archivea GmbH. .


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