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From an early time of his career, it was evident that Frederic Edwin Church was an artist meant for great things. Initially learning under the great Thomas Cole, after the death of his master in 1849 he took the great painter’s place as leader and most celebrated scion of the Hudson River School, surpassing the latter in reach and monetary success. Among the many incredible works of his early career, this ode to the rural nature of the United States countryside is considered by many to be possibly the most flagrant example of the artist’s future potential.
Finished in 1849, as the artist was a mere 23 years old, and one year after the death of his mentor, this oil on canvas depicting one of Connecticut’s most important landmarks, not only for its aesthetic greatness but also for its history. It would have been there that, nearly two hundred years earlier, Edward Whalley, William Goffe would have hidden from the rage of King Charles II. A few years earlier, the two judges, together with many of their peers in the Colonies, had been sentenced by King Charles I to death for crimes committed against the people of England. Once the monarchy was restored, most judges involved in the revolt were executed, but Whalley and Goffe fled to Connecticut, where they were received and hidden by the colonists in these mountains. One of the sites where they were protected to avoid the agents of the king was later inscribed with the sentence “Opposition to tyrants is obedience to God.”
Now in possession of the New Britain Museum of American Art, in Connecticut, the painting depicts a composite created from a series of sketches made by Church around New Haven, one of which has been preserved and gives some insight into the artist’s method, with a wealth of annotations and meticulous drawings. It was initially shown in the National Academy of Design and is considered to have been the driving force of Church’s induction to the institution, as a great paying audience gathered to gaze upon the work.
The painting was originally purchased by Cyrus T. Field, one of the financiers of the first transatlantic telegraph cable, who often accompanied Church in his drawing expeditions, and the hay field in the foreground is said to have been added in his homage, just as the white steeple amidst the trees would have been added by Church to represent himself.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of West Rock, New Haven, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of West Rock, New Haven 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.
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