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David Pisani

Rolls Royce Silver Shadow II “Spirit of Ecstasy”

Rolls Royce Silver Shadow II “Spirit of Ecstasy”

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The Silver Shadow stands as an illustrious emblem of Rolls Royce, arguably claiming the title of the brand's most renowned creation. Its production volume surpasses that of all other models from the esteemed British manufacturer. This captivating photo art print, skillfully crafted by David Pisani, pays homage to this opulent vehicle while placing a spotlight on the iconic Spirit of Ecstasy – a delicate figurine adorning the radiator grille.

A Timeless Love Story

The Rolls Royce mascot has an interesting backstory. The sculptor behind the Spirit of Ecstasy is Charles Sykes, and it represents the mistress of the second Baron Montagu of Beaulieu. 

When Baron Montagu wanted a mascot for his personal Rolls Royce Silver Ghost, he asked his friend Charles Sykes. He chose Eleanor as the model. Her figure, with a flowing robe and fingers on her lips, symbolizes a secret love story.

Later, in 1911, Sykes was commissioned again. Claude Johnson, the director of Rolls Royce, wanted a unique mascot. Many people were putting inappropriate ornaments on their cars. Sykes created a variation of the Baron Montagu's figurine, known as the Spirit of Ecstasy. He described it as "a graceful little goddess, the Spirit of Ecstasy, who loves road travel and is perched on the front of a Rolls-Royce car, enjoying the fresh air and the fluttering of her drapery."

Since then, almost every Rolls Royce has the Spirit of Ecstasy on its neoclassical radiator grille. David Pisani's camera beautifully captures the elegance of the Rolls Royce Silver Shadow. You can own this exquisite car art as a photo print - order now at Simply Petrol.

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David Pisani

David Pisani is a professional photographer specialized in architecture and urban reportage. He is mostly known for his passion for Black and White photography and is an avid darkroom printer.

His love for classic and vintage cars is probably less known however he has been a classic car enthusiast since childhood, so it was only inevitable that one day he should turn his camera to these marvels of engineering and beauty.

He often photographs the cars with cameras of the same vintage and all his images are originated on film. David’s evocative and sensual photography transcends the classic car ethos to produce images of intrinsic beauty.

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  • Fine Art Print

    310 gsm · 100% α-cellulose · genuine mould-made paper

    Fine art prints are made on Hahnemühle German Etching - a white, 100% α-cellulose paper for archival standards. The mould-made etching paper features a distinct textured surface. With its premium matt inkjet coating German Etching meets the highest industry standards regarding density, colour gamut, colour graduation and image sharpness while preserving the special touch and feel of genuine art paper.

  • Hahnemühle German Etching® FineArt media
    Clearly defined felt structure
    Museum quality for highest age resistance
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  • Photo Print

    290 gsm · premium luster finish

    Premium heavyweight premium paper with true photographic quality, bright and intense colours, razor-sharp details on the print, extremely broad color gamut, produced in Japan. Multilayer microporous coating guarantees instant ink absorbtion, added UV protection and real water-resistance.

  • Katana Premium Luster 290
    Printed on EPSON SureColor P9000
    UltraChrome HD 8-Color pigment ink
  • Photo Matt

    180 gsm · matt-coated paper

    Premium heavyweight paper, produced in Japan, at the highest industry standards with very good stability of the printed images. Particularly suitable for printing photorealistic quality images with intense colours and uniform matt.

  • Katana Photo Matt 180
    Printed on EPSON SureColor P9000
    UltraChrome HD 8-Color pigment ink

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Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to ship?

Shipping times depend on your location and the shipping method chosen during checkout.

Standard shipping within the EU usually takes 3-7 business days, while air shipping may take longer, up to 10 work days.

Since our prints are made on-demand, production times can vary. On average, it takes about 2-3 business days for production.

What materials are used?

We use high-quality materials to ensure the best possible results.

For fine art prints, we use 285 gsm German Etching Hahnemühle art paper.

Poster prints are typically printed on durable, 180 gsm heavyweight paper with a slight satin finish.

What sizes are available?

Our art prints come in various sizes to accommodate different needs and display options. 

Popular sizes include 20x14 inches, 28x20 inches, and 40x28 inches. 

These prints tend to be on the larger side and are compatible with most ready-to-use frames.

What is your return and refund policy?

We provide a 60-day, no-questions-asked return policy for all print products, unless otherwise specified on the item. To be eligible for an exchange or refund, the products must be in the same condition as when they were received.

If you wish to initiate a return or exchange, please contact us via email. For more comprehensive information, please visit our dedicated Return Policy page on our website

Do you ship internationally?

Yes, we offer international shipping to many countries worldwide.

However, please note that shipping times and customs procedures may vary.

Can I track my order?

Absolutely! Once your print is shipped, you will receive a shipping confirmation email with a tracking number. You can use this tracking number to monitor the progress of your shipment and estimate its arrival date.