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When considering the body of Frederic Edwin Church’s work, one must bear in mind the nigh unscrutable distances involved in his search for inspiration around the globe, quite literally looking North and South for the most stunning vistas which were just beyond the reach of the average American or European. As such, it could not be expected for Church to produce his paintings while in the field, especially when considering that, due to the extreme characteristics of the local weather, many of his paints would most possibly have frozen before ever hitting the canvas. Instead, his paintings would be the result of a composite of sketches and studies produced while in the field, as well as descriptions and drawings provided by his acquaintances such as Isaac Israel Hayes, who was also his pupil, and Louis Legrand Noble, who accompanied him on his 1859 voyage to see the Arctic circle, especially the area around Cape Race and the Avalon Peninsula, on a chartered schooner, eventually using a rowboat to carefully inspect the icebergs and rock formations.
The product of that travel was this wonderful oil on canvas, started as soon as Church returned to his New York studio and finished in 1861 when it was shown first in New York, then in London, beginning a mere twelve days before the first shots were fired in the American Civil War. Not only did it amaze the viewers who paid twenty-five cents to see it by its sheer size, measuring almost three meters in width, and exquisite technique employed by the artist, but also because of Church’s choice of setting, controlling every detail of the show, from the decoration that surrounded the piece to the technology used for the lightning. It was soon sold to a British railroad magnate and parliament member, exchanging hands a few times since then and breaking some records of prices paid for works by American artists, eventually making its way by donation to the Dallas Museum of Art, in Texas.
Over the years, the sublime painting has enthralled audiences and fed their imaginations, creating a beautiful picture of the frozen wastes that lay to the North. Its allure goes beyond the technical acuity of the author in portraying the light hitting the waters and icebergs, creating with its silence an entire narrative around details such as the broken mast that rests on the shore.
Real Oil Paints, Real Brushes, Real Artists, Real Art. The Certificate of Authenticity which arrives with every painting provides an assurance and verifies the authenticity of the hand painted fine art reproduction you purchased. Each oil painting is created by hand using only the finest canvas and oil paints available.
Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of The Icebergs, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of The Icebergs 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.
1st Art Gallery provides a full warranty covering manufacturing and material defects for paintings purchased from our website. The warranty covers damage for normal use. Damage caused by incidents such as accidents or inappropriate use are not covered.
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.
All orders ship with UPS, FedEx or DHL and will arrive directly to your home or office. A tracking number will be emailed to you as soon as the order leaves our studio so you can track it online. All orders ship express and usually arrive within 4-5 days from the shipping date. Due to shipping restraints, many of our framed, stretched, and oversize paintings may take 6-21 days for arrival depending on the safest route determined by the postal service.