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The American artist Winslow Homer painted the work entitled Eagle Head, Manchester, Massachusetts, also known as High Tide, in 1870, and was first exhibited in New York during the same year. The painter previously worked as an illustrator and was praised for his painting of the Civil War. After depicting such dense scenes of the American history, Homer turned his focus to ordinary passages of the contemporary life.
The art critics of the time did not fancy this particular painting for many reasons. Mainly because of the painter’s technique, the subject he focused on – this was considered a very daring theme for the time – and mostly the awkward representation of the figures and how they found the figure’s legs unappropriated. After the painting was shown, Homer released a version in a magazine in woodcut where the women’s legs are covered – it is not known if this change was made by the wood engraver or the artist himself. The dog that stands to the right looking at the group of girls was also modified and changed into a bathing cap. The print features a group of bathers in the background, and the expression of one of the figures is different.
The oil painting Eagle Head, Manchester, Massachusetts was not well received at the time, although today we can contemplate the deeper meaning behind the artwork. Slightly to the right of the composition, three women wearing wool dresses dry themselves off after a dip in the ocean. They all stand with their backs against one another, even though they are physically close, they seem psychologically distant. The central figure is facing to the left of the canvas and is slightly bent with her long blond hair fallen to the front, covering her face completely. She holds the bottom of her brown dress and twists the water from it, exposing her legs. The woman in all black is facing the background, and her face is also not visible. The third girl is sitting on the floor while fixing her shoe and looking at her friend with a serious expression – her posture also exposes her leg. The severe and mysterious atmosphere caused by the three women is broken with the image of the cheerful dog. Homer concluded some studies of the beach before painting the background to this iconic painting.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Eagle Head, Manchester, Massachusetts (High Tide), you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Eagle Head, Manchester, Massachusetts (High Tide) 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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