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Carl Gustav Rodde's 1892 canvas An Italian Village By A Lake is a luscious reproduction of a popular holiday destination for the well-heeled of the late-nineteenth century. Born in Gdansk in what is now modern Poland, Rodde started his career by studying at the Art and Trade School in Gdansk, where he studied under Johann Karl Schultz, an architectural painter whose Italian motifs attracted great popular acclaim in the mid-nineteenth century. Rodde, following his tuition by Schultz, moved to the Düsseldorf Academy, a centre that produced many of the leading names in European painting. At the time Rodde entered the Academy it had become synonymous with the great generation of landscape painters of the 1830s and 1840s, whose influence pervaded the style across the continent. In Düsseldorf Rodde studied under JW Schirmer and Carl Friedrich Lessing, the two founders of the Düsseldorf school of landscape painting. Schirmer was a figure whose ingenuity and approach to graphic weight intensified the emphasis of color and sound effect in landscape painting. Lessing, seen by many as the successor of the Romantic painter Caspar David Friedrich, was a master of historical painting, minimalizing grandeur in favour of a subtle, almost experiential rendering of his subjects.
As such one can grasp a great deal about Rodde, a little known figure today, and his An Italian Village By A Lake, which at first presents itself as something akin to a vintage postcard but emerges as a fine product balancing the skills of his three prestigious tutors. After spending a year in Munich, Carl Gustav Rodde spent the years 1858 to 1861 in Italy. The Italian landscape made an indelible impression on Rodde and remained a major motif in his work until his death. This 1892 reproduction of an Italian scene was most likely rendered memory, and is a lasting testament to the powerful and magnetic grip which the area had on countless artists of the nineteenth century.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of An Italian Village By A Lake, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of An Italian Village By A Lake that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
Free shipping is included in the price of the painting. Once the painting is ready and dry enough to ship, we will roll it and ship it in a sturdy cardboard tube.
We always ship express via courier to ensure your order reaches you as soon as possible - normally within three business days. The total delivery time from the moment you place your order until the package is delivered to your door is normally between three to four weeks.
If, in the unlikely event you were dissatisfied with the painting after reviewing it in person, it can be returned for a full refund for up to 365 days after delivery.
When you receive the painting; you are free to return it for more revisions or else for a full refund minus our actual shipping cost -- which is, on average, $25 per painting.
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Depending on the degree of damage to the warranted painting, it will either be repaired or replaced. This warranty service is provided free of charge.
When purchasing a painting on its own, it will arrive rolled inside a secure plastic tube with an extra 1.5" of white canvas on all sides so you can easily frame it in any local frame shop.
You may choose to purchase your painting framed, in which case, it will arrive "ready to hang". We offer more than 20 beautiful models, all hand finished and expertly assembled by our experienced framers.
Note that for safety reasons we can only frame up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached the framing option is automatically disabled.
If you are planning to frame your painting yourself,
use an existing frame, or frame it locally, you may choose to order your painting with a stretching service,
meaning that it will arrive mounted on wooden bars.
If you're considering not framing your painting at all, you may opt for a Gallery Wrap. The term Gallery Wrap refers to the way the canvas is stretched, which is by wrapping it around thick stretcher bars, about 1.5 inch thick, with the canvas being secured to the back rather than the sides of those bars.
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