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.
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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 24x36 inches (60x90 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.
The captivating oil painting titled Writing the Declaration of Independence in 1776 was created by the 19th-century artist Jean-Leon Gerome Ferris. The original artwork now belongs to the Virginia Historical Society. Unfortunately, the date of the work is unknown. Jean-Leon Gerome Ferris was the son of the portraitist Stephen James Ferris. His name was an homage to the Academician Jean-Léon Gérôme. To complete his education, after studying at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Jean-Leon moved to Paris, where he studied under William Adolphe-Bouguereau. Ferris became known for being a historical painter focused on United States figures, following the European Academic tradition. Writing the Declaration of Independence is one of his best-known pieces.
From left to right, the picture depicts three of the Founding Fathers: Benjamin Franklin, who has his glasses on and is reading a manuscript that he holds with his right hand. John Adams, dressed in red, is sitting by Franklin’s right side, and, standing, Thomas Jefferson, who has a feather in his hand and another piece of paper with his left. Ferris made each character look in a different direction to bring dynamicity to this scene, allowing the viewer’s gaze to roam between these three different focuses.
Another compositional strategy is how Ferris placed a miniature ship at the picture’s top. This little blue ship both symbolizes the European enterprise of navigation, in which some European nations colonized a considerable part of the world. It also acts as a fundamental compositional element: the figures of Franklin and Jefferson form a triangle along with the ship, making the audience’s view focused on this stable center. The use of visual triangles was widespread since the Renaissance to make a balanced composition and shows Ferris’ Classical education and sensibility.
Curiously, Writing the Declaration of Independence is a very colorful picture, something that Academic-influenced painting is not exactly known for. Franklin wears a brown jacket but has a red shirt, Adams has a long red coat, and Jefferson has a purple one and wears blue trousers. Most of the room was painted blue, making the color of their clothing pop out. This masterpiece is a seducing picture that registers one of the fundamental moments of American history.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Writing the Declaration of Independence in 1776, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Writing the Declaration of Independence in 1776 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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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.
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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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