ARTIST: Jacques Kuyper===============================Size: 24x36 inchesSubstrate: Premium Matte paperBleed: Full bleed, image goes edge to edgeWhy all the posters of Washington: Working on a series for posterattic.com on artwork, portraits and jewelry created during George Washington's lifetime. We well be putting up as much as time allows. Take a look!About This Piece: Jacques Kuyper produced this drawing as a frontispiece design for the printed edition of a eulogy composed upon the death of George Washington by the Dutch writer, philosopher, and lawyer Johannes Kinker (1764-1845). The image appears to be an allegory of the creation of the eulogy, written in the form of a lyric poem—both ode and lament. The female figure seated beside Washington’s tomb holds a writing implement and a tablet, seemingly pausing to receive inspiration, or instruction, from the winged creature behind her gesturing toward the gravestone. Amidst the swirling clouds and streaming light, a lyre (symbol of lyric poetry) appears. At lower left is the seal of Amsterdam’s Felix Meritis Society, where Kinker delivered the eulogy in March of 1800. Established in 1776 to promote the arts and sciences, this society embraced the Enlightenment ideals with which Washington and his young nation were associated. Kuyper was also a member.-----------This image is part of The Met's Open Access Images program and has a "CC0 Public Domain Designation." This image will be printed with the highest of standards. If for some reason you do not like it (but you will!), full refunds are offered.Please check my little poster boutique store for hundreds of prints like this as well as some original designs.Thank you for visiting. This a beautiful piece.Printed upon order.
Allegory on the Death of George Washington,1800 (Jacques Kuyper) - 24x36