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William Bradford's 'Dashing Wave' clipper ship off Boston Light, painted in 1855 when the ship was only two years old is a stark, almost minimal reproduction of the presence of this towering feat of engineering. Bradford, one of the leading Romantic painters of nineteenth century America achieved a degree of renown in his day for painting seascapes, events of a marine nature, and arctic vistas. Having grown up the state of Massachusetts, 'Dashing Wave' clipper ship off Boston Light is an early work, dating from the time the artist was making a living selling portraits of famous ships. Soon making a name for himself for his stunning Romantic reproductions of the New England, Nova Scotia and Labrador coastlines, Bradford made enough money to undertake a series of expeditions to the arctic. During one visit to England he was so celebrated by the burgeoning community of explorers that he even received a commission to paint for Queen Victoria. Returning to the United States, the artist, like so many others from the 1870s until the end of the century, made a series journeys through the frontier lands of the wild west, compiling sketches of the scenes he saw there.
Bradford was often closely associated with the Hudson River School, that proud bastion of nineteenth century American art embodied by the spiritual wanderings of Academy-influenced Romantic painters. Centred around the stunning surroundings of New England, the group dominated much of American painting until the modernist era. 'Dashing Wave' clipper ship off Boston Light could not be more of a departure from their style, appearing as an unfussy, self-confident reproduction of the likeness of this quick clipper. This ship, built in Fernald & Pettigrew, Portsmouth, was first captained by the great Captain John B. Fisk and represents a unique period in American maritime history.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of 'Dashing Wave' clipper ship off Boston Light, 1855, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of 'Dashing Wave' clipper ship off Boston Light, 1855 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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