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Winslow Homer painted The Dinner Horn during the year 1870. This painting was one of the first where the artist portrayed a young woman trumpeting, as well as marking the beginning of a production exploring themes of the rural life and farming subjects. The title of this artwork was originally Blowing the Horn at Seaside when it was exhibited in 1871. During this period, most of Homer’s work was bright, sunny, and optimistic.
During the 1870s, Homer explored rural subjects in his work, influenced by the Realist movement. The artist wanted to portray contemporary and simple themes, like children playing, young adults courting, women enjoying leisure, and people going about their business on the farm. The Dinner Horn shows a typical scene, where a woman blows on a horn at dinner time to call the workers out in the field. Homer was able to depict modern themes traditionally and technically – possibly because of his past as a commercial illustrator.
Homer represents this scene with great detail. The forefront shows an earthy brown, ochre, and orange path that leads to an endless field of green grass. The woman stands with one hand holding the trumpet to her mouth and the other on her hip. Her blond hair is pulled back, and the wind blows on her long white skirt. Like in many of Homer’s paintings, the protagonist’s face cannot be seen, opening the artwork for interpretation.
A part of the wooden house can be seen to her left, and there are some flower pots on the ground with vegetation that grows up the walls. There is also a metal jug drying upside down, painted with great precision. The field in the background is lower, suggesting that the house is on top of a hill. There are many tall trees filled with green and ochre leaves. In the distance, some cattle and horses can be seen, as well as a large pile of hay. Homer created an alternate version of this painting in woodcut print. The print shows the woman in the same position but with a slightly different composition, with the house taking up more area of the paper and adding an entrance. This graphic version also has some other details like a cat rubbing up against the doorway and checkered details in her clothing.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of The Dinner Horn, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of The Dinner Horn 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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