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Frederic Edwin Church's 1878 painting Landscape in the Adirondacks is a fantastically embellished reproduction of a view of the largest intact temperate forest in the world, lying just 200 miles north of New York City. Yet, Church shuns the six million acres of mixed forests, rugged mountains, lakes, bogs, rivers, and wetlands and focuses instead on a blinding, spiritual, life-giving light that bathes the vista in life. When the artist took to the landscape, Adirondack Park was not yet a public park, but a topographic survey produced by Seneca Ray Stoddard in the same year Church painting the landscape would end up being hugely influential in the creation of the Park. A lifelong documenter of the stunning, sweeping North American vistas that were the subject of the popular Hudson River School, of which he was an early member and proponent, Church travelled with his family thoughout the world to Europe, Mexico, South America, and what is now Lebanon, Israel, Palestine, Syria, Jordan, and Egypt. On his journeys he acquired an eclectic, often eccentric, array of influences, tastes, and idiosyncracies which would resonate throughout his life's work.
In the early 1870s, Church accepted the role of Parks Commissioner in New York City and became a founding trustee of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. His passion for conservation, documentation, and preservation is juxtaposed by the spiritual, heavenly bombast that identifies many of his landscape views. Tragically, by the time that Church was painting his reproduction of a scene in the Adirondacks, his hands had given over to rheumatoid arthritis, forcing the artist to painting only briefly and with his weaker left hand. Landscape in the Adirondacks, however, embodies the work Church completed outside of the studio, eager to preserve the natural and cultural heritage of his nation.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Landscape In The Adirondacks, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Landscape In The Adirondacks 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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