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.
1st Art Gallery offers the option to receive your painting ready to hang or rolled in a tube.
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 painting Dawn, today part of Boston's Museum Of Fine Arts collection, is an oil on canvas created by Martin Johnson Heade. It represents a calming scene: a small boat sailing peacefully across the shore while the sun is coming up and the sky goes from its greyish blue to the vivid yellow rays of the day. Even though Heade worked extensively with landscapes and still-life, he always kept painting seascapes throughout the years. Among his other works on the subject, there are Becalmed Long Island Sound, Lake George, and Seascape Sunset.
Martin Johnson Heade was a prolific and singular 19th-century painter. His introduction to artistic practice was through the lectures of folk artists of his city, Lumbersville. Through the years, he refined his manner, going from straightforward structures to multilayered techniques. One of his works' main influences was Frederic Edwin Church, whom he met after moving to New York and shared a workspace for around ten years. Despite Heade's proximity with Church and his relatively modest commercial success, he wasn't hailed as many of his peers, and some of his works could even be found in flea markets. It was only from the 1940s that his importance was emphasized, and his career was better understood. Some of Heade's most celebrated works have been sold by auction houses at astonishing prices.
Early historians have placed Heade's oeuvre as a minor manifestation of the Hudson River School. The group of artists certainly had a significant influence on his work, especially how they dealt with light and their influence from Romanticism. Still, the painter's manner and subjects always differed from them, even more so after the 1870s when Martin Johnson started to focus on still-life painting.
Dawn is a rectangular oil on canvas with dimensions of 31.1 cm x 61.5 cm. The beach is a subject that Heade usually painted with the utmost feeling of peace, calm, and beauty. At the horizon, almost disappearing in the purple and pink clouds, there are two boats coming in the shore's direction. At a medium distance, we see a fisherman in his first hours of work while the birds fly nearby. The sand was painted in light brown, and the vegetation was rendered in cold greens on the top left of the composition. The painting exhibits an impressive color harmony, going from dark purple and light yellow tonalities to intense orange and greenish-blue colors on the areas where the rays of light haven't reached yet.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Dawn, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Dawn 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.
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Get hand painted museum quality reproduction of "Dawn" by Martin Johnson Heade. The Reproduction will be hand painted by one of our talented artist. "Dawn" by Martin Johnson Heade Reproduction will come with Free Certificate of Authenticity that verifies the authenticity of the hand painted fine art reproduction you purchased.
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All our artists have at least 15 years of experience. We only hire qualified artists with advanced degrees in Fine Arts who have completed a dissertation in European or American art.
We only use the highest quality oil paint and finest available canvas. We insist on sourcing our materials from brands that have been in business for at least a century or more.
Our most senior artists, those who have at least 25 years experience, carefully examine each and every painting that comes out of our studio. No order is shipped before it meets our standards, which are the highest in the industry.
Some companies claim to be selling handmade paintings when in fact they use printing presses and screening methods to speed-up the reproduction process and lower costs. We've been selling genuine handmade online since 2003!
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.
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 within 4-5 days from the shipping date. Due to shipping restraints, many of our framed, stretched, and oversize paintings may take 6-21 days for arrival depending on the safest route determined by the postal service.