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Father Thames Introducing His Offspring to the Fair City of London, 1858--Giclee Print

Father Thames Introducing His Offspring to the Fair City of London, 1858

Image size:
19.5" x 14.9"
Paper type:
Giclee Print
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About This Piece
The Art
Father Thames introducing his offspring to the fair city of London A design for a Fresco in the New Houses of Parliament Father Thames introduces his children Diptheria Scrofula and Cholera to the lady on the left who represents the City of London In the background to the left can be seen the murky outline of St Pauls The architect George Godwin in his work Town Swamps and Social Bridges had described how a man living by the Thames had been able to tell the time by the constant reappearance with the sluggish tide of a swollen dead dog The summer of had been very dry and this had heightened the everyday problems caused by the usual filthy state of the Thames A poem in Punch Bake bake bake includes the lines And the swoln dead dogs go down Through the bridges past Towr Hill This is a play on the title of Tennysons famous poem Break Break Break From Punch or the London Charivari July

This giclée print delivers a vivid image with maximum color accuracy and exceptional resolution. The standard for museums and galleries around the world, giclée is a printing process where millions of ink droplets are “sprayed” onto high-quality paper. With the great degree of detail and smooth transitions of color gradients, giclée prints appear much more realistic than other reproduction prints. The high-quality paper (235 gsm) is acid free with a smooth surface.  
Product ID: 34959835451A
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