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It is fair to say that every artist will get their inspiration from a collection of sources and life experiences, almost like an internal personal museum that informs the artist’s poetic and aesthetic choices. As such, one could, by observing an artist’s body of work, be able to understand the connections between the artist and their influences, each work of art a piece in the puzzle that is formed by a myriad of small references and winks. This beautiful, if not very emblematic, oil on canvas reflects Frederic Edwin Church’s inspirations for his travels, following, to an extent, the spirit of Alexander Humboldt, German scientist and renowned explorer of Latin America, a reflexion which can be understood in two fronts, firstly in the choice of subject matter, then in the treatment given to that subject matter, aesthetically speaking.
Painted circa 1858, the piece postdates both of Church’s travels to South America, especially Ecuador and Colombia, and is said to have been based off sketches recorded in the artist’s two main trips, in 1853 and 1857, especially the latter. It was sold at a charity auction in benefit of the woman and children surviving the fellow painter William Ranney by one William T. Walters for the hefty sum of five hundred and fifty-five US dollars, the most reached in that event, which led to it now being part of the collection in The Walters Art Museum, in Baltimore, Maryland. Beyond its lucrative yet charitable destination, the piece was also frequently reproduced as a print, which certainly aided in its author’s popularity.
Being that the choice of subject matter, and to a point the destination, was influenced by the travels of Humboldt, it would be expected that the mood of the painting would suffer the same influence. As such, the way in which the landscape is portrayed bears a striking resemblance to the way Europeans and North Americans saw the mysterious jungles of South America. Here, the lonesome boat floats lazily in a quiet river, surrounded by the lush and diverse vegetation that frames the painting, inserted in the early morning mist created by the extreme humidity, through which the Sun shines. Church creates here a bucolic vista that resonates with the image of the tropics that had been established in the collective imaginary.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Morning in the Tropics, c.1858, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Morning in the Tropics, c.1858 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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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.
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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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