The artist will add 3 inches (7.5 cm) of extra paint “bleed” to every 4 sides of the canvas. There will still be 1.5 inches (4 cm) of white canvas around all 4 sides of the canvas.
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General Winfield Scott (1786-1866) is an impressive oil painting by George Catlin. The original piece is dated 1835. Catlin was a significant 19th-century American painter who worked with indigenous subjects. During Catlin’s life period, the US was in a strong ethnic conflict with the indigenous community. President Andrew Jackson had an aggressive campaign against many tribes, pushing them to small reservations in the West. General Winfield Scott was one of his prominent military leaders. Catlin depicted mainly native individuals, but as he worked closely with Governors and other Statesmen, General Winfield Scott was probably a commission Catlin received.
General Winfield Scott is a portrait painting. Catlin employs a composition is found in most of his work: shows part of the figure’s chest until a space above their heads. The background is almost abstract: painted with a deep black and some soft lighting around the general’s body, giving him an ethereal quality, but at the same time differentiating his body from the background, making it “pop” to the foreground instead of an idea of flatness. The work is almost monochromatic.
The painter employed his usual warm palette, but different from his work depicting natives, this picture shows a somber manner, with an almost tenebrist approach. The general’s uniform was painted with a warm black with golden militaristic details on his shoulders. Six golden buttons lie on the front of his jacket. His face looks to the left, giving the viewer a complete visualization of his head. Winfield Scott has a balding head, but his hair on the sides is quite long and combed, having a dark grey color. In addition, there is some superficial trimmed facial hair, probably a style of the upper classes of 19th -century US.
Around the time this work was painted, the conflicts between the government and the indigenous groups intensified. Andrew Jackson just started a campaign of Indian Removal, and in the next year, 1836, Winfield Scott was personally asked by him to take over the Great Seminole War. Winfield Scott would also be responsible for the Removal of the Muscogee and Cherokee removal. He was, in fact, later appointed to court for misconduct along with General Gaines. However, none of the two would be charged.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of General Winfield Scott (1786-1866), c.1835, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of General Winfield Scott (1786-1866), c.1835 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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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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