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Joseph Mallord William Turner's Rain, Steam and Speed - The Great Western Railway painted in 1844 is a contrastingly earthy vision of the future, intermingling the natural tones and colors of the English landscape with the starting new invention of the industrial revolution — the steam engine. Turner's powerful and seminal reproduction of the speed, movement, and energy of the industrial revolution takes an eastward view of Maidenhead Railway Bridge, crossing the Thames towards London. The misty haze captures an image of diagonal forms and surprising color combinations and variants, focusing the viewer's eye on the rapidly moving train. Addressing the new technology that would revolutionize world travel and communication, Turner illustrates the two elemental forces of this new invention: speed and steam, unifying form and content in this remarkable canvas. Representing the beginnings of the ambitious technocracy of Victorian Britain, Turner emphasizes the raw emotional and physical dimensions subsumed into the landscape.
First exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1844 and now in the collection of the National Gallery, London, Rain, Steam and Speed - The Great Western Railway is a proto-Impressionist reproduction of one of the many private British railway companies created to harness this new means of transport. Lost to the untrained eye, in the bottom right corner of the painting one can make out a tiny hare. Many argue that the hare is either running in fear of the machinery or acting as a totemic warning that these billowing machines may subsume nature. Either way the hare is an elemental part of this supreme study of speed and movement.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Rain, Steam and Speed The Great Western Railway 1844, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Rain, Steam and Speed The Great Western Railway 1844 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 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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