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LÃ©on Bonnat's Samson's Youth, painted in 1891, is an imagined reproduction of the dramatic youth of the tragic Biblical hero. Bonnat, a painter schooled in the styles of the Spanish masters VelÃ¡zquez, Murillo and ZurbarÃ¡n and student of the Paris Ecole des Beaux-Arts, made his first appearance at the Paris Salon in 1857. Gaining popular prominence in Napoleon III's Third Republic, Bonnat made a name for himself painting dignified portraits of well-heeled sitters, primarily in the Realist style popular in France at the time. His most prestigious commission came in the form of a cycle of works that to this day decorate the interior of the spectacular PanthÃ©on in Paris.
Samson's Youth, appearing rather late in the artist's career, is a vision of a formative moment in the life of one of the early leaders of the Biblical Israelites. In his youth Samson was allocated superhuman strength to defeat the enemies of his people, and was cursed with two fatal flaws; his love of women and the fact that his strength derived from his hair. Demonstrating his ability to perform these supernatural feats, Samson killed a lion in his youth and Bonnat capitalizes on this moment of drama to skilfully render the sinewy and rippling contortions of man and beast. Modelled upon a classical ideal, Bonnat's work demonstrates the teaching preferences of the French Academy, who encouraged depicting physical struggle through the lens of mythic and legendary figures. Indeed, the topic of mortal figures displaying qualities of immortality, and in some respects gaining it, was a preferred topic for the judges of the Prix de Rome. With a shrewd eye for the tastes of the market and the ability to conjure startling reproductions of classical lore, Bonnat's was the model career of a master draughtsman and Academic trailblazer.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Samson's youth 1891, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Samson's youth 1891 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.
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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