The Product: French chateau art print of Chateau de Sceaux
When it comes to French chateau art, this wonderfully detailed architectural line drawing of Château de Sceaux has the intricate charm of a fairytale castle. Located in the southern suburbs of Paris, on grounds laid out by André Le Nôtre, the chateau was built for Louis XIV’s finance minister, Jean-Baptiste Colbert. Commissioned to evoke the style of Louis XIII, the house was designed by Claude and Charles Perrault and Antoine Lepautre. It was inaugurated by the King in 1685. With the original chateau demolished in the Revolution, the present chateau, dating from the Second Empire, serves as a museum of local history.
A signed Giclée, the line-drawn, Chateau de Sceaux wall art print is presented on the highest quality, acid-free, lightfast, archival, 300gsm, Minuet Cotton sag. The heavyweight etching board is velvety smooth with a fine surface texture and is one of the most widely used media, worldwide, for artwork and photography. Using pigment-based UltraChrome and Ultra Violet (UV) inks, the Giclée printing process ensures superior detail, colours and longevity. The print comes unframed and is delivered in a cardboard tube for you to take straight to your local framer.
Need framing advice? We’d suggest a slim, white frame with subtly visible woodgrain and a white card mount, if you wish the frame to disappear – say, against a white wall – and the print to stand out. Equally as effective is the same style of frame in black – as here – also teamed with a white card mount, to outline the drawing and act like bold, precise punctuation! The third option would be to go for a softer, warmer effect with a natural or stained wooden mount. All three will work beautifully, depending on the backdrop, and the look you want to achieve. It’s worth knowing that artworks such as these will often leap out, to striking effect, from a dark-hued wall. You can browse the rest of this collection of architectural line drawings of iconic buildings from around the world, here.
Which size? For wow factor and individual impact, opt for the larger format of this French chateau art in A1 size, measuring 840 x 594mm. If you want to include this drawing as part of a smart gallery wall or eclectic grouping of artwork and photography, opt for the smaller A2 version which measures 594 x 420mm.
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