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 1902 painting The Cowboy is a work of drama, movement, and myth. First sending visual accounts of his early journeys to the 'wild' west to the leading weekly journals to his day, Remington was quickly accepted by an audience hungry for figurative reproductions of the rugged workers who were quickly transforming into living legends. Depicting not a realistic embodiment of everyday life in the rough terrain of the western frontier and more aptly depicting the image his Northern audience had formed in their minds, The Cowboy is therefore a prime example of the enterprising young Remington embedding himself firmly in the American consciousness. So enduring were his mythologized figures that they would become the templates for the Western genre of cinema that dominated the industry three decades after Remington's death. During his short career, the artist produced a prodigious volume of sketches, drawings, and paintings, most of which were set outdoors, featuring little landscape and depicting the Western frontiers of the American nation. Painting for a populist audience, Remington's canvases were not challenging works of art, but were accessible and technically brilliant narratives that unfold within the static frame of the canvas.
His breakthrough work, 1889's A Dash for the Timber was completed to his commissioner's request of “a life-threatening situation”. The artist enjoyed exploring the motif so much that the theme would come to dominate much of his work. His affective and emotive documents of a turbulent frontier went a long way in consolidating and solidifying the image of the heroic cowboy that would dominate American film screens in the mid-twentieth century. By the time Remington began painting The Cowboy, the leading American magazine, Collier's, was buying his works on a continuous basis. Learning how to master his evocative reproductions of daytime and nighttime drama, Remington's works depict an unseen threat, lingering somewhere out of the frame, capturing the paranoia and isolationism of late-nineteenth century America.
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 Cowboy, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of The 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.