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Real Tennis in Paris



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Real Tennis in Paris

The last jeu de paume in Paris, Passage Cendrier

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Passage Paume Real Tennis


A1 Premium Frame with A2 Poster

Introducing the exquisite "Real Tennis in Paris" framed print from our Media Storehouse collection, curated in collaboration with Mary Evans Picture Library from Mary Evans Prints Online. This captivating piece of art transports you back in time to the last jeu de paume, or real tennis, court in Paris, located at Passage Cendrier. The black-and-white photograph beautifully captures the essence of the game, with players in period attire engaged in a fierce match. Add this stunning framed print to your home or office to evoke a sense of history and elegance. Experience the allure of the past with Media Storehouse's authentic and timeless framed prints.

Premium Paradise Wooden Range A1 Premium Poster Frame (86x62cm) with A2 Poster (59x42cm) and mounted behind a white matt board to make your photo really stand out. FSC Certified and Rainforest Alliance Certified for environmental, social, and economic sustainably. High transparency tempered glass window with a smooth finished frame. Great for filling empty walls, decorating blank spaces, or creating eye-catching gallery walls. Frames arrive ready to hang. Sent with secure, protective packaging. Smooth wooden veneer mimics the real wood look and feel with ultra-durable scratch resistance tempered glass.

Ready to Hang Contemporary Framed and Mounted Prints. To ensure the paper is held securely the visible picture may be marginally smaller than quoted.

Estimated Image Size (if not cropped) is 58.8cm x 58.8cm (23.1" x 23.1")

Estimated Product Size is 86.6cm x 62cm (34.1" x 24.4")

These are individually made so all sizes are approximate

Artwork printed orientated as per the preview above, with landscape (horizontal) or portrait (vertical) orientation to match the source image.


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EDITORS COMMENTS
This photograph captures the essence of Real Tennis, the ancient and noble sport, as it was played in its last known location in Paris, at Passage Cendrier. The image transports us back in time to an era when the game was still played in its original format, within the enclosed walls of a jeu de paume, or indoor tennis court. Real Tennis, also known as Royal Tennis or Court Tennis, has its origins in medieval France and Spain, and was a popular pastime among European nobility for centuries. The game is played with a small, solid ball and a racket with a large, padded head, and involves hitting the ball against the walls and ceiling of the court to score points. Passage Cendrier, located in the heart of Paris, was one of the last remaining jeu de paume courts in the city. The court was built in the late 16th century and was a favorite among French monarchs and nobility, including King Louis XIII and Cardinal Richelieu. The passage, which connected two streets in the Marais district, was also home to a number of other recreational facilities, including a bowling alley and a billiards room. The photograph, taken in the early 20th century, shows a lively scene of Real Tennis in progress. Two players in period attire are engaged in a fierce rally, their racket strokes poised and precise as they attempt to outmaneuver each other. The court, with its high walls and intricate decorative details, looms in the background, a testament to the rich history and tradition of this unique and fascinating sport. Today, Real Tennis is a rare and cherished pastime, with only a handful of courts remaining in existence. The last jeu de paume in Paris, Passage Cendrier, was demolished in the 1930s, leaving this photograph as one of the few remaining records of the game as it was once played in the City of Light.

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