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Polyphème surprenant Galatée dans les bras d'Acis

Polyphème surprenant Galatée dans les bras d'Acis

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"Polyphème surprenant Galatée dans les bras d'Acis" is also known as the Fontaine Medicis. It was originally designed back in the 1600s when Marie de Medici, who was the Queen regent for her son King Louis XIII after her husband died, decided to have a palace built and gardens laid out in a style reminiscent of her days in Italy. The Cyclops Polyphemus is in love with Galatea, a nereid, nymph of thesea. She prefers the Sicilians Acis. Polyphemus surprises them to get her and kills his rival by crushing him under a rock. Galatea then changes the blood of Acis into a river bearing his name in Sicily.


Auguste-Louis-Marie Jenks Ottin (1811–1890) was a French academic sculptor and recipient of the decoration of the Legion of Honor.

Year of creation

1866, XIX century


Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris 6th, France

Product information

Ready-to-hang Framed Poster with museum-quality paper.
- 250 gsm / 110 lb matte (uncoated) archival paper
- Thickness: 20-25 mm /0.79"–0.98" and for the USA market thickness is 1.9 cm/0.75"
- Paper color: off-white
- Shatterproof, transparent plexiglass.
- Includes a hanging kit, to hang in both portrait and landscape orientations.
- For indoor use
- Ready-to-hang, poster is placed within the frame. You can hang it directly on the wall.

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