The artist will add 3 inches (7.5 cm) of extra paint “bleed” to every 4 sides of the canvas. There will still be 1.5 inches (4 cm) of white canvas around all 4 sides of the canvas.
1st Art Gallery offers the option to receive your painting ready to hang or rolled in a tube.
Currently, the frames listed will be only ship up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached, the framing option is automatically disabled.
However, if you are interested in stretching or framing a painting larger than 20x24 inches (50x60 cm), please contact one of our customer success associates or let us know in your order notes. We will send you a catalog of our large framing styles and pricing options.
Unframed rolled canvas orders will arrive rolled inside a protective tube with an extra 1.5" white canvas on all sides so you can easily frame it locally.
Chief among the earliest names in Western Art, the New Yorker Frederic Remington can easily be considered one of the forefathers of the style. Having experienced first hand the very last breaths of the Wild West as it exists to this day in the collective imagination of the United States and beyond, Remington would establish a path to be followed by many other Western Artists, knowingly or not, including Charles Marion Russell. His influence on the genre was such that the artist and illustrators who depicted that somehow fantastic time and place would often be called the School of Remington, although that might have been more due to the artist’s talent for self-marketing than to his actual influence on other artists’ work.
In this oil on canvas, which is considered one of Remington’s masterpieces, the artist provides us with an epic rendition of the fight for survival in the wild American Plains. The characters, five stereotypical cowboys, lay flat against the dry banks of a watering hole, rifles ready to repel the incoming attack launched by the Plains Indians, who can be seen on horseback in the distance. The cowboys’ horses stand on the lower area of the watering hole, around what little water is left to drink. As such, the cowboys are seen here to be protecting not only their immediate survival against the aggressive enemies but also any chance that they might survive further, represented here by the horses, their livelihood and only means of transportation out of the arid plains, and the water which provides not only the strategical advantage of its banks but also bears the promise of prolonged survival.
Now in possession of the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas, the 1903 painting was first reproduced in Collier’s Weekly, a magazine with which Remington had a contract that entailed the publication of one monthly picture. That contract enabled the artist to further experiment in his technique, having a guaranteed buyer for whatever he might produce. That experimentation can be seen here in the form of looser brushwork, more refined work with composition, the development of an increasingly bolder color palette, and the addition of a psychological dimension to his art. The latter is especially egregious in this work, with Remington choosing to hide the peril from the observer, focusing instead on the character’s reaction to dangers taking place outside the frame.
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 Fight For The Water Hole, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Fight For The Water Hole 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.
Watch these videos
Get hand painted museum quality reproduction of "Fight For The Water Hole" by Frederic Remington. The Reproduction will be hand painted by one of our talented artist. "Fight For The Water Hole" by Frederic Remington Reproduction will come with Free Certificate of Authenticity that verifies the authenticity of the hand painted fine art reproduction you purchased.
All our artists have at least 15 years of experience. We only hire qualified artists with advanced degrees in Fine Arts who have completed a dissertation in European or American art.
We only use the highest quality oil paint and finest available canvas. We insist on sourcing our materials from brands that have been in business for at least a century or more.
Our most senior artists, those who have at least 25 years experience, carefully examine each and every painting that comes out of our studio. No order is shipped before it meets our standards, which are the highest in the industry.
Some companies claim to be selling handmade paintings when in fact they use printing presses and screening methods to speed-up the reproduction process and lower costs. We've been selling genuine handmade online since 2003!
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.