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The Death of Lara Gm-00043601

The Death of Lara Gm-00043601

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Eugène Delacroix (French, 1798–1863) A young woman in a vivid blue gown, red sash, tartan shawl, and small military cap hangs her head in despair. She grieves for the fallen warrior whose blood seeps into the ground from his fatal wound. He wears a suit of armor, and his sword and helmet lie at his side. The subject is taken from Lara, a poem by Lord Byron published in 1814. Lara, a Spanish overlord, returns from exile accompanied by Kaled, a young page of foreign birth. Lara becomes the leader of a peasant revolt, which is eventually suppressed by Otho, a hostile neighboring baron. In a final battle against overwhelming odds, Lara is mortally wounded by an arrow. He dies under the care of the faithful Kaled, who in the end is revealed to be a young maiden in disguise who is in love with him. The stiff body of the dead hero contrasts with the sagging, limp posture of the bereaved Kaled.

Eugène Delacroix displayed his skill at depicting a literary subject on a small scale. A brilliant colorist, Delacroix used rich shades of greens, browns, blues, and reds and scraped the paper in some areas to achieve certain textures and highlights.

Our Cards are all printed on 100% cotton tree-free archival paper. All Cards include a recycled kraft envelope in a protective sleeve individually hand wrapped for you. Each card is printed one at a time and hand bound here in Lugano, Switzerland. We ship all over the world via SwissPost. Please allow 5-9 business days for us to make them and 5-7 business days for transit. 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.


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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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