Optional - receive your painting ready to hang. Note we are only able to ship framed paintings up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached, the framing option is automatically disabled. If ordered without a frame the painting will arrive rolled inside a protective tube with an extra 1.5" white canvas on all sides so you can easily frame it in any local frame shop.
Frederic Remington's first journey to the 'wild' west of the United States in 1881 turned out to be an immensely profitable exercise in consolidating his career as a remarkable populist painter. Submitting a sketch of the cowboys he encountered on his travels to the much-read magazine Harper's Weekly, Remington would continue to be published frequently for decades to come. Largely responsible for much of the accepted depiction of nineteenth century cowboys, Remington's figurative reproductions were in fact an exaggerated and idealized view of the men and their profession. His 1895 sketch, A Cracker Cowboy, reveals a swaggering, fly-bitten individual, making an ominous approach. Comfortably residing in New York City, Remington greatly valued cowboys as subjects and praised their idiosyncrasies in numerous columns that would accompany his sketches and paintings.
A Cracker Cowboy is a reproduction of a figure Remington came across in Florida, one who he felt differed greatly from the cowboys he'd encountered in other parts. These Florida “cow hunters” were rendered by the artist to be drunkards, thieves, and ignoble antagonists in the grand narrative of the wild west. Yet the men he depicted were seen with only a passing glance – enough to personify them as miscreants – which did not reveal their long traditions in the land. The descendents of Spanish explorers and missionaries settled Florida, their attempts to raise cattle was hindered by Indian raids, insects, swamps and storms. When they finally did make a life for themselves their livelihoods were shattered by the Civil War. Remington's reproductions of life in the wild west were less a reflection of life as it was and more an image of how his contemporary North saw the rough and wild south. Although an unfair depiction, Remington's sketch is a remarkable document of the debris of a resilient, heroic, and tragic people.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of A Cracker cowboy, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of A Cracker cowboy 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 plastic 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 withing 4-5 days from the shipping date.