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Painted off the coast of his hometown of New Bedford, near Fairhaven, Massachusetts, William Bradford's 1854 painting The Whaleship "Emma C. Jones" off Round Hills, New Bedford dates from the time the artist was making a prodigious number of figurative reproductions of famous ships to fund his studies and plans to explore the arctic. Initially painting what was closest to him, the many ships docked in New Bedford Harbor, Bradford soon made a name for himself amongst the Hudson River School painters. Rather than bask in his rapidly increasing commercial success, Bradford undertook a series of expeditions to the arctic with Dr. Isaac Israel Hayes, and was the first American artist to capture the stunning ice-sheets and frozen lands to the north. A year after painting The Whaleship "Emma C. Jones" off Round Hills, New Bedford the ambitious young artist set up his own studio and began taking commissions for portraits of whaling ships and trading crafts. The stark simplicity of form, as charming as it is, was quickly altered after Bradford shared a studio with the Dutch marine artist Albert Van Beest, whose Academic training greatly influenced the adoption of a more loose and fluid style.
The Whaleship "Emma C. Jones" off Round Hills, New Bedford is a remarkable remnant of Bradford's early style, before his expeditions to the arctic north, and before his two years in London wherein he gained increased popular acclaim. Trying his hand at photography, Bradford became a pioneering, visionary eye in the conservative world of American painting, and marking himself out from the stagnant Hudson River School. A militaristic, documentarian, and unfussy work, Bradford's The Whaleship "Emma C. Jones" off Round Hills, New Bedford displays the keen eye and eagerness to record that would dominate his prodigious career.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of The Whaleship "Emma C. Jones" off Round Hills, New Bedford, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of The Whaleship "Emma C. Jones" off Round Hills, New Bedford 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 plastic 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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