GIRAFFE OF NUBIA-65%
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GIRAFFE OF NUBIA
- This famous giraffe calf was sent by Mehemet Ali, Pasha of Egypt, to George IV; it arrived in England in August 1827 and was installed at George IV’s menagerie in Windsor but died two years later. In 1827 Agasse painted the entire entourage surrounding this exotic animal: two Egyptian cows who acted as wet-nurses; two Arab keepers and the menagerie owner, Edward Cross (1773-1854), who supervised the giraffe’s brief time in Windsor.
This is the portrait of a noble animal’s captivity, with solicitous keepers trying to persuade him to drink or perhaps examining his urine. The fact that his immense neck is bent is not an accident but a symbol of his condition. The perfect profile of the view reminds us that Agasse trained with the Neo-classical painter Jacques-Louis David.
Commissioned by George IV in 1827 for £200
- Main materials for the structure : Wood
- Type of cover: Canvas on Frame
- Style : French antique reproduction
- Main shape : Rectangular
- Type of production : Handcrafted by hand
- Specificities : As it is an artisanal manufacture: the dimensions, sculptures, marquetry, colors may vary slightly and evolve.
- Other specificities : Very high quality reproduction on canvas with aged and patina effect
- Cleaning method : Dust-proof wipe + sponge wash with soapy water – No chemicals
- Use : Indoor use / dry locations only
- To Avoid : – Avoid direct or prolonged exposure to the sun (windows) and the proximity of a heat source. – Maintain the humidity of the room. –
- Never use chemicals.
- Fastening system : Wall hook on the back of the frame
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