Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, 1889 - The Allegory of the Sorbonne - fine art print

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Available product materials

We offer a range of different materials and sizes for every product. The following options are available for individualization:

  • Canvas print: A printed canvas applied on a wooden stretcher frame. The canvas generates a lively, appealing effect. Canvas prints are relatively low in weight, meaning that it is quite simple to hang up your Canvas print without additional wall-mounts. That is why, a canvas print is suited for all types of walls.
  • Aluminium dibond print: Aluminium Dibond prints are metal prints with an impressive depth effect. For your Direct Print On Aluminum Dibond, we print your chosen artwork right on the aluminium white-primed surface. The bright components of the original artpiece shine with a silk gloss but without glow. This direct print on Aluminum Dibond is the most popular entry-level product and is a truly stylish way to display art reproductions, as it draws focus on the image.
  • Poster print (canvas material): A poster is a UV printed flat cotton canvas with a nice texture on the surface. Please keep in mind, that depending on the size of the canvas poster print we add a white margin of something between 2-6cm around the print motif, which facilitates the framing with a custom frame.
  • Acrylic glass print: The acrylic glass print, which is often denoted as a UV print on plexiglass, transforms an original into brilliant wall decoration. Additionally, it is a distinct alternative option to dibond and canvas fine art prints.

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Artwork description as provided from The Metropolitan Museum of Art website (© - by The Metropolitan Museum of Art - The Metropolitan Museum of Art)

This composition symbolizes the Sorbonne, one of Paris’s historic universities. According to Puvis, the woman enthroned at center personifies the school. Figures surrounding her represent the institution’s ideals and major areas of study, including philosophy, history, and the sciences. Puvis made this sketch during his final year of work on a mural that he completed for the grand lecture hall of the new Sorbonne building in 1889. The grid lines used to transfer the present composition are visible through the paint.


This 19th century artpiece with the title The Allegory of the Sorbonne was made by the symbolist master Pierre Puvis de Chavannes in 1889. The original creation measures the following dimensions: 32 5/8 x 180 1/4 in (82,9 x 457,8 cm). Oil on canvas was applied by the French painter as the medium of the masterpiece. This piece of art is part of the The Metropolitan Museum of Art's digital collection in New York City, New York, United States of America. With courtesy of: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929 (license: public domain). : H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929. On top of that, alignment of the digital reproduction is in landscape format and has a side ratio of 6 : 1, which implies that the length is six times longer than the width. The painter Pierre Puvis de Chavannes was an artist, whose artistic style was mainly Symbolism. The European artist lived for a total of 74 years and was born in the year 1824 in Lyon, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, France and deceased in the year 1898 in Paris, Ile-de-France, France.

Artpiece details

Title of the piece of art: "The Allegory of the Sorbonne"
Categorization of the artwork: painting
Generic term: modern art
Time: 19th century
Artwork year: 1889
Artwork age: around 130 years
Painted on: oil on canvas
Original size (artwork): 32 5/8 x 180 1/4 in (82,9 x 457,8 cm)
Museum / collection: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Museum location: New York City, New York, United States of America
Museum's website: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
License: public domain
Courtesy of: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929
Artwork creditline: H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929

The product details

Product categorization: fine art reproduction
Reproduction: digital reproduction
Manufaturing technique: digital printing (UV direct print)
Product Origin: made in Germany
Stock type: production on demand
Intended product usage: home décor, art print gallery
Image alignment: landscape alignment
Side ratio: length to width 6 : 1
Side ratio meaning: the length is six times longer than the width
Materials available: canvas print, poster print (canvas paper), metal print (aluminium dibond), acrylic glass print (with real glass coating)
Canvas print (canvas on stretcher frame) sizes: 120x20cm - 47x8", 180x30cm - 71x12"
Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating) options: 120x20cm - 47x8", 180x30cm - 71x12"
Poster print (canvas paper):
Aluminium print (aluminium dibond material) variants: 60x10cm - 24x4", 120x20cm - 47x8"
Picture frame: no frame

Artist metadata table

Name of the artist: Pierre Puvis de Chavannes
Alternative names: Pierre Henri Puvis de Chavanne, pierre cecile puvis de chavannes, Pʻu-wei Te Hsia-fan-na, da Chavannes Pierre Puvis, Puvis de Chavannes, chavannes de P., De Chavannes Pierre Puvis, פובי דה שאבאן פייר אנרי, Puvis de Chavannes Pierre, Puvis de Chavannes Pierre Cecile, p. de chavannes, Puvis de Chavannes P., Puvis de Chavanne Pierre Henri, Chavannes Pierre Puvis de, Chavannes Puvis de, Puvis de Chavannes Pierre-Cecile, Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, Pierre-Cécile Puvis de Chavannes
Artist gender: male
Nationality: French
Professions: painter
Home country: France
Classification: modern artist
Styles of the artist: Symbolism
Lifetime: 74 years
Born in the year: 1824
Hometown: Lyon, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, France
Died in the year: 1898
Deceased in (place): Paris, Ile-de-France, France

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