Herbert James Draper's The Lament for Icarus Fine Art Reproduction Print
The Lament for Icarus fine art print is a giclee reproduction created from the oil on canvas painting Herbert Draper completed in 1898, which is on exhibit at the Tate Britain, the home of British art from 1500 to the present day. Icarus’s father, the inventor Daedalus, made wings that allowed them to fly away from their island prison. The exhilarated Icarus forgot warnings and soared too close to the sun, melting the wax that secured the feathers, and he fell to his death.
Charles Darwin’s publication of On the Origin of Species in 1859 gave an optimistic picture of the present and future evolution of humankind, but it also introduced ideas of a deep and obscure past. Art and literature took up this theme of origins, man’s mythical history and struggles between animal and human nature.
Icarus, son of Daedalus, fell into the sea and was drowned when flying with his father from Crete over the Aegean. Daedalus, mythical sculptor, architect and inventor of flying, made wings for himself and his son, but Icarus flew too near the sun, the wax with which the wings were fastened melted and he was killed. The Icarian sea is named after him.
The artist does not appear to have read the story carefully, as he has represented the wings still fastened to the body.
ABOUT HERBERT JAMES DRAPER
Born in London, the son of a jeweller named Henry Draper and his wife Emma, he was educated at Bruce Castle School in Tottenham and then went on to study art at the Royal Academy. He undertook several educational trips to Rome and Paris between 1888 and 1892, having won the Royal Academy Gold Medal and Travelling Studentship in 1889.
In the 1890s, he worked as an illustrator, eventually settling in London. In 1891, he married Ida (née Williams), with whom he had a daughter, Yvonne. He died of arteriosclerosis at the age of 56, in his home on Abbey Road.
OUR GICLEE PRINTS
Your print(s) will be created using archival, fade-resistant, pigment inks, heavyweight, museum-quality paper and a 11-color process fine-art printer to ensure the most vivid, detailed and long-lasting print. To prevent fading, as with all prints, please never expose them to direct sunlight. To protect your investment, we recommend that you mat and frame your prints.
There is no mat or frame included with this print, other than the high quality basswood frames that come with our ready-to-hang gallery wrapped canvas prints.
This The Lament for Icarus fine art print is offered in several sizes from 8" x 10" through 40" x 50". The print you will receive will measure exactly the dimensions you ordered. The native image without any cropping is available on sizes 10" x 12", 20" x 24", and other sizes upon request. All other sizes result in a minimal amount of cropping on the left and right sides to make this print compatible with today's standard framing sizes.
Our fine art paper and rolled canvas prints are carefully positioned with an approximate 1/8" white border on all sides for matting and framing adjustments. This may vary slightly based on the size of print you order and the size of the original image. If you would like a different size border, or need to know the exact border size, or a borderless print, just let me know in the when you place your order.
GALLERY WRAPPED CANVAS PRINTS READY TO HANG WHEN THEY ARRIVE
Our gallery wrapped canvas prints are a great solution if you want a finished print, ready to hang when it arrives on your doorstep. We stretch our high quality canvas over high quality basswood frames and use a mirrored edge that wraps around the 1 1/2" sides of the frame.
A mirrored edge is a "mirror" or repetition of the last 1 1/2" of the image on all four sides that wraps around the sides of the frame. If you would prefer a different treatment for the sides of your gallery wrapped canvas print, we can use just about any color or pattern, just send me a color swatch when you place your order.
I ship in one business day after receiving your paid order. Your prints are protected with Glassine wrapping and shipped in a rigid "Do Not Bend" mailer to ensure it arrives in the same condition as when it was shipped, and for larger sizes, we ship in a sturdy cardboard tube. Your print will arrive safely, or I will replace it.
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