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Winslow Homer concluded the oil painting entitled The Nooning in 1872. The artist initially worked on the frontline of the American Civil War, observing and sketching what he saw to produce finished artworks later in his studio. During the 1870s, Homer began to dedicate himself to watercolor and oil painting and, eventually in 1875, he stopped working as a commercial illustrator to commit himself to a career as an artist.
After working with heavy war themes, Homer dedicated his work mainly to scenes of rural America. He would often portray peaceful, nostalgic, and innocent scenarios with figures happily living in the countryside; like women in leisure, children playing outdoors, or young couples engaging in conversation. The overwhelming feeling in the United States at this time was of achieving peace and restoring the great things the country had to offer. In the painting The Nooning, Homer was able to give a warm and inviting atmosphere by his use of color palette and composition.
The painting shows a boy in the forefront of the canvas, laying on the ground leaning on his elbows. He wears simple clothing; a white long-sleeve shirt, dark pants, and a large sunhat which partially covers his eyes. The grass was painted in many shades of green and ochre. To the right of the canvas, Homer depicted a large tree that exceeds the limits of the canvas, just a bit farther away than the boy. The background feature a couple of other trees filled with leaves, some dark vegetation to the right and a large, white country house behind these lively figures. Specks of white, gray, and black paint simply represent a group of chickens and possibly other poultry on the far left side of the composition.
One year after The Nooning was concluded, Homer published a woodcut print version of the work in Harper’s Weekly magazine, but with some alterations. The print features a broader vision of the landscape, showing the sky and a clothesline on the background, to the tight of the composition. Along with the original image of the boy, two other kids wearing hats also relax on the grass, and a large, lazy dog was added as well. The chickens seen in the background are more scattered, and a woman is seen feeding them near the house.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of The Nooning, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of The Nooning 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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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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