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Finished in 1882, this piece is one of the many amazing products of Thomas Moran’s joining of the 1871 expedition along with the Hayden Geological Survey, which yielded some of the artist’s most famous paintings, such as Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Green River Cliffs Wyoming, to cite only a couple. The oil on canvas was taken to England, on the year it was finished, in an effort by the artist to gain recognition in Europe, especially in England, and was purchased by private collectors right away. Years later, in 1998, it was purchased for the tidy sum of almost one and a half million pounds sterling by the Bolton Museum, Aquarium & Archive, in the artist’s birthplace in England, which is part of the Greater Manchester Museums Group.
It portrays the rocky formations overlooking the Upper Colorado River, also known as Green River, a subject matter to which Moran would return a few more times during his career, in paintings such as the aforementioned Green River Cliffs Wyoming. This portrayal presents the observer with a highly romanticized version of the American West, a place of wilderness, of untapped wealth, and of roaming Native Americans on horseback. Granted the artist had to take some heavy artistic license in his portrayal of the region to that end, including erasing a whole bustling railroad town, which should be sitting on the banks of the Upper Colorado River, beneath the shadow of the mountain in the background.
In truth, Moran’s artistic efforts create a rather picturesque view, not only cleansing the landscape of much human influence but also enhancing the natural colors of an already beautiful vista. In the distance, the wind-swept rock formations rise with their cores exposed by eons of weather, showing a gradient painted by time. In the foreground, a small group of stereotypical Native Americans conducts wild horses towards the river and their camp, which lies in the distance. Between riders and mountains, the abundant Upper Colorado River flows calmly.
Par for the course for Moran, we have here a wonderful depiction of the idealized American West that helped sell the great push to the west, and make the artists of the Hudson River School so famous, fundamentally influencing the American imaginary and media representations of the West for many years to come.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Nearing Camp, Evening on the Upper Colorado River, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Nearing Camp, Evening on the Upper Colorado River 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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