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Fishing Boats, Key West, painted in 1903, is one of the American master Winslow Homer's later paintings, rendered in watercolour and graphite. In his early career some 40 years previously Homer, like many other artists of his time, favoured depicting seascapes and nautical scenes involving children and their various responsibilities and pursuits. In many ways this tendency was a response to the post-Civil War era of reconstruction, when many were looking to the next generation as the bearers of both innocence and hope. Many decades later the children whose figurative reproductions he captured in paintings like Breezing Up (or A Fair Wind) and A Basket of Clams are grown up and have faced the future of which they were once a hopeful symbol.
Early in his career Homer made frequent journeys from New York City out to Massachusetts and New Jersey, and the rural New York State, forming his style after a year-long visit to Paris in which he soaked up the surroundings and natural light that so influenced his contemporaries, the Impressionists. Fishing Boats, Key West is a stunning watercolour and a remarkable study of the effects of sunlight and the sultry atmosphere of the location. Homer's masterful application of his craft, his sponging of the pigments and tactile use of the paper surface forged a work of remarkable depth and compositional complexity. Creating the reproductions from life and out of doors, Homer has also deftly captured the hardworking men in a loose freehand, allowing them almost to move across the humid air of the paper. Fishing Boats, Key West is therefore a memorable depiction of the scenes and themes that the artist would return to throughout his life, seeing within these tales of seafaring life some essential essence of the American way of life.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Fishing Boats, Key West, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Fishing Boats, Key West 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.
1st Art Gallery provides a full warranty covering manufacturing and material defects for paintings purchased from our website. The warranty covers damage for normal use. Damage caused by incidents such as accidents or inappropriate use are not covered.
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 plastic 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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