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Gilbert Stuart was the leading portrait artist of the period following the American Revolutionary War and in a lengthly career managed to capture reproductions from life of over individuals, conjuring a remarkable vision of the early years of the United States. His iconic image of George Washington, The Athenaeum, has appeared on the American one-dollar bill and his portraits of the first six Presidents of the United States are emblematic and archetypal images of the humble, the brave, and the visionary. His 1806 portrait Washington at Dorchester Heights remembers George Washington at the Fortification of Dorchester Heights in 1775, an event which preceded the end of the Siege of Boston and the retreat of the British troops. Washington's Continental Army occupied the hill range, offering an impeccable strategic view of Boston harbour and installed their most potent cannons there. Choosing to flee the ominous escalation, the British left for Nova Scotia.
An immensely popular commercial portraitist, Stuart certainly enjoyed the dividends accumulated by the pressing of reproductions, and consequently portraits were notoriously difficult to prise from Stuart's studio once retained for engraving and reproduction. Clearly the enduring magic of his majestic portraits, wherein the embryonic potential of the United States gestated, captivated the artist himself. As his success grew, Stuart became paranoid about the possibility that unauthorized reproductions may be allowed to circulate. In one instance Stuart chose, as an early exercise of intellectual property rights, to slander the quality of a engraved reproduction circulating in the early years of the 1800s of his Athenaeum portrait. With the public on his side, many of which even took to the streets in defence of Stuart's works, the artist was persuaded to paint another Washington portrait; Washington at Dorchester Heights. Despite numerous requests it would be the last he would paint of the first American President, fearing the proliferation of unauthorised copies that his previous works suffered.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Washington at Dorchester Heights 1806, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Washington at Dorchester Heights 1806 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.
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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.
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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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