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Frederic Edwin Church's 1875 canvas Autumn is an embellished reproduction of a landscape scene in the turbulent and maginifcent American landscape. Church's oeuvre embodied the pervasive influence of English Romanticism, beginning with the influential Hudson River School of landscape painters and, unlike many of his contempories, embarked on a number of world travels the memory of which would greatly personalise his style. Honing his skills alongside his fellow painters of the Hudson River School, painting the vistas of New York and New England, Church soon settled in New York. His style, like many of his peers consisted of making intricate prepatory sketches in the summer and compiling the views onto the canvas in the desolate winter months. Yet, the artist's style different from many of the other populist painters of his day, shunning the mythological optimism that was in vogue in favour of an interpretation of the landscape suffused with depth and fantasy.
Around the time Church completed Autumn the family were embarking upon a grand trip to Europe and what is now various nations in the Middle East. Back home, Church was having an immense Persian-style mansion built by the English architect Calvert Vaux, collaborating with Vaux by providing architectural sketches, and reflecting the highly idiosyncratic and eccentric tastes he had acquired in foreign lands. In Autumn it easy to see the same impulse for designing and constructing spatial realities. Church's canvases are never faithful reproductions of a scene as it was, rather the artist found his popularity and self-possession in imagining life as it should be, not as it was. Although a painter of the natural world, completing his canvases with a scientific vigour, Church's works a imbued with a spiritual yearning, reflecting the changing attitudes of the United states after the civil war.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Autumn, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Autumn 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.
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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 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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