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Rembrandt Peale, an artist who captured in portrait the heady days of the post-Revolutionary United States, was one of the last painters to forge a figurative reproduction of George Washington from life. His 1808 Equestrian Portrait of George Washington is a commanding achievement and a forceful reminder of the turbulent origins of the United States. Although not rendered from life, Peale's canvas is a work of memory and fragmentations, consequently reassembled into a telling artefact of early American patriotism. First painting the then-President Washington in 1795 when artist was only 17, Peale's shrewd father understood that an early sketch could provide the material foundation for a lucrative career. He was right. Peale remained one of the most popular American portrait painters right up until his death in 1860. The original portrait rendered from life has since been considered one of the most elegant studies in the history of Washington portraiture, achieved through a free and fluid style punctuated by a psychological intensity, poise, and featuring a proud dignity marked by fatigue. For decades the artist's sketches from life provided the basis for many of the most iconic images of the first President.
In Equestrian Portrait of George Washington the imposing figure of Washington towers into view astride his horse, staring intently at the viewer. Leading his Continental Army, the reproduction of the likeness of Washington is markedly alone, casting a somewhat isolated impression. Yet, this is how Peale wanted to promote the memory of this seminal figure; as an unequalled leader, remaining mounted and leading the fore even after his death. Setting a lasting trend for equestrian portraits of Washington, Peale would in later versions depicts the figure gesturing to off-frame troops. However, in this first version he commands the world of viewer rather than an imagined past and an anonymous army.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Equestrian Portrait of George Washington, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Equestrian Portrait of George Washington 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.
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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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