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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.
Now undeniably one of the most famous tourist attractions in the United States, the Grand Canyon attracts over five million people every year, but it has not always been so. At the beginning of the 20th century, few were the people capable of mustering the resources, let alone the courage, necessary to make the dangerous voyage West which would be required to gaze upon the much famed natural wonder.
That being so, it would be due to artists that Thomas Moran that the American public would have been able to be exposed to that which lies on the other side of their own country. More specifically, it was due to artwork such as this piece that the Grand Canyon was included in the American collective imagination. Produced in 1912, this oil on canvas was purchased by the Santa Fe Railway and remains in the company’s possession to this day.
Two years before, in 1910, Thomas Moran had traveled to the region as part of a group of artists, in an excursion sponsored by the Santa Fe Railway, to attract not only tourists to the area but also possible investors to the company. The railway in question had been laid a few years before, and since 1901 had been ferrying people towards the American West. The excursion above would serve as an inspiration to many a famous artwork, including, in all likelihood, this exquisite landscape.
The painting portrays one of the bends in the Santa Fe Railroad, which bordered the Grand Canyon, with tracks that stood at the edge of cliffs up to two thousand feet tall and was, for many years, among the most interesting ways of experiencing the natural phenomenon. In the same year the painting was produced, the Santa Fe Railroad commissioned from the American Lithography Company, in New York, two thousand five hundred prints of the painting, which they kept up until 1996, when they were distributed among a number of art merchants in various parts of the country and can still be purchased if found for values exceeding five thousand dollars.
Beyond being a sublime piece of art masterfully executed by one of America’s greatest landscape artists, it is an important part of the history of the American expansion to the West, if not one of the factors that would give it impulse.
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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.
Unframed paintings are covered with a special protective film, are gently rolled and then placed inside a strong specially designed tube.
Stretched, Gallery Wrapped and Framed paintings are covered with protective bubble wrap, separated by foam board and then carefully put into the cardboard box.