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Academie de Billard -Giclee Fine Art Print Print
While other period posters show billiards as an occasion for lighthearted socializing, playing is a serious matter here - not a club but an academy for sober study and pursuit. The design - and the players' attention - is dominated by the smooth green expanse of felt, brightly illuminated by an unseen source of light. We are able to note the method of score-keeping, the distinguished quality of the participants and even the fine embroidery on one's silk vest in this wonderful document by an obscure artist. This beautiful piece, part of an exclusive line of incredibly high quality commemorative edition Giclee prints, is printed on a thick, 100% acid free, imported heavy archival stock. The finest museum standard archival water-based organic inks and paints are used to produce a stunningly brilliant piece with a rich, non-glare matte finish. This is a rare Giclee, and is unusual in that it is not mass produced. Other limited edition prints are produced by the hundreds or even thousands, while this piece is printed only one at a time, individually made and hand numbered.
The quick frame option comes ready to hang and framed as shown, with acrylic glass and a solid wood black frame, no mats.