The Birthday Of The Infanta – Limited Edition Print
Inspired by “The Birthday Of The Infanta” from “The Fairy Stories of Oscar Wilde”
These Limited Editions are printed on premium 310gsm 100% cotton giclee paper using the finest inks. The edition is limited to only 45 prints and each one is signed and numbered.
This print comes UNFRAMED and unmounted. Print size: 83 x 53cm.
When framed with a similar sized moulding as pictured, approximate size will be 94 x 66cm.
“And the Infanta stamped her foot, and called out to her uncle, who was walking on the terrace with the Chamberlain, reading some despatches that had just arrived from Mexico, where the Holy Office had recently been established. ‘My funny little dwarf is sulking,’ she cried, ‘you must wake him up, and tell him to dance for me.’ They smiled at each other, and sauntered in, and Don Pedro stooped down, and slapped the Dwarf on the cheek with his embroidered glove. ‘You must dance,’ he said, ‘petit monstre. You must dance. The Infanta of Spain and the Indies wishes to be amused.’
But the little Dwarf never moved.
‘A whipping master should be sent for,’ said Don Pedro wearily, and he went back to the terrace. But the Chamberlain looked grave, and he knelt beside the little dwarf, and put his hand upon his heart. And after a few moments he shrugged his shoulders, and rose up, and having made a low bow to the Infanta, he said – ‘Mi bella Princesa, your funny little dwarf will never dance again.
It is a pity, for he is so ugly that he might have made the King smile.’
‘But why will he not dance again?’ asked the Infanta, laughing.
‘Because his heart is broken,’ answered the Chamberlain.
And the Infanta frowned, and her dainty rose-leaf lips curled in pretty disdain. ‘For the future let those who come to play with me have no hearts,’ she cried, and she ran out into the garden.”
From “The Birthday Of The Infanta”
DELIVERY IS FOR IRELAND ONLY
UK ORDERS: Limited edition prints of this piece are available for sale framed and unframed from Vache Bleue Galleries, 32 – 33 The Maltings Shopping Centre, St Albans AL1 3HL, United Kingdom.
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