“Mai” ( “May” )


A museum-quality fine art giclée print of this stylish Art Nouveau design by Eugène Grasset.

“Mai”. Eugène Grasset. 1894.

This gorgeous Duille fine art print features Mai ( May ) a woodblock/chromatograph by Swiss artist Eugène Grasset. Born in Lausanne in 1845 Grasset trained in both art and architecture and was skilled in many disciplines including furniture, wallpaper, textile, ceramic and jewellery design. From 1871 he lived and worked in Paris. Like many European artists in the late 19th Century he was influenced by traditional Japanese art. In his later career Grasset worked for several American companies and influenced among others Louis Comfort Tiffany. Grasset is considered to be an early pioneer of Art Nouveau and this work is an accomplished expression of the style.

About the work
Mai is one of a series of seasonally-themed works, one for each month of the year. It was first published in an edition showing only the names of each month ( as in our print ). Later the designs were adopted by the Parisan store Maison de La Belle Jardinière and were used as a calendar to be given to customers advertising elegant fashions of the day.

In Mai a young woman gathers irises from her garden. Trees are in leaf and a warm light fills the scene. Lily of the valley grows in the foreground completing a scene of great beauty.

Mai is a beautiful work to bring art nouveau delight to your home. It is a museum-quality archival print made using materials which will last for many years.

Special features
This print is a museum / archival quality giclée print on heavyweight Somerset Enhanced Radiant White Velvet 255gsm paper reproducing the original work close to actual size.

About giclée
The giclée process is ‘the best kind of fine art print available today’ and uses precision digital technology. Favoured by leading international museums and fine artists for superb detail and quality of reproduction with rich saturated colour. These prints are often mistaken for originals.

As with any work of art we recommend displaying your print away from direct sunlight to prevent fading.

Available unframed in a choice of two sizes
This fine art print can be supplied on an A4 sheet –
Overall size: 210 x 297mm
Size of printed image: 200 x 260mm
Top and bottom white margins to allow for framing: 19mm
Left and right white margins to allow for framing: 5mm

or an A3 sheet –
Overall size: 297 x 420mm
Size of printed image: 287 x 372mm
Top and bottom white margins to allow for framing: 24mm
Left and right white margins to allow for framing: 5mm

Packed for protection with fast dispatch
Your unframed print will be sent carefully wrapped and protectively packed.

All materials are recyclable and come from environmentally responsible sources.

Print size

A3 print, A4 print

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