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In 1885, Winslow Homer concluded a series of intense marine paintings, including Lost on the Grand Banks. With the artist’s visit to northern England, in the Cullercoats, along came the harsh impact of the reality of the village. Fishers risked their lives in the North Atlantic to provide for their family, who also worked hard for survival. After returning to Proust Neck, Maine, Homer also concluded The Fog Warning, and The Herring Net as part of the series.
While out in the open ocean, the fishermen would get into smaller rafts to catch the fish. In this process, the men would have to keep a look-out for the mother ship so that they could return safely. Like in The Fog Warning, the danger of not reaching the schooner is imminent, bringing a feeling of distress to the viewer. In many of Homer’s paintings, the figure’s faces are not visible, making the artwork open to interpretation. The three marine paintings of the series portray a dark color palette, different from earlier works where the artist had a more optimistic point of view upon nature.
In Lost on the Grand Banks, two men struggle against the strong waves of the ocean in their small rowboat. In the forefront, the raft lays on a dark wave with white bubbly splashes creating a diagonal line on the canvas. Homer used beautiful and drastic shading on the water to illustrate the roughness of the sea. The background depicts some darker waves, but mainly reflects the brown pigments seen in the stormy sky. The artist portrays this drastic scene with a more classic and realistic representation – even though Homer experimented with modern painting throughout his artistic career, having contact with many French Impressionists of the time. The American painter became famous for his beautiful seascape artworks in oil painting and watercolor. Later in his career, Homer focused more on the strong images of the sea itself and ultimately removed the human figure from his work.
In 1885, the businessman John Spoor Broome – who bought Lost on the Grand Banks from his grandmother in the 1940s – sold the artwork to Bill Gates, Microsoft chairman at the time, for roughly thirty million dollars. During this period, Gates’ purchase broke the record for the most expensive painting by an American artist.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Lost on the Grand Banks, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Lost on the Grand Banks 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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