Claude-Joseph Vernet, 1772 - The Shipwreck - fine art print

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Additional artwork information by the museum's website (© - by National Gallery of Art - National Gallery of Art)

Oil on canvas overall: 113.5 x 162.9 cm framed: 124.8 x 172.9 x 7.6 cm

The Shipwreck epitomizes the type of marine subject for which Vernet was best known. It was commissioned, along with a pendant Mediterranean Coast by Moonlight (location unknown since c. 1955), by Lord Arundell in November 1771. The Shipwreck formed a dramatic contrast with the peaceful, moonlit coast scene, illustrating respectively the "sublime" (eliciting a sensation of horror in the spectator) and the "beautiful" (an agreeable and reposeful sensation), concepts that were much discussed in aesthetic discourse of the day. A ship flying a Dutch flag has foundered on a rocky seashore during a dramatic storm. Wind crashes the waves, bends a tree to breaking point, and sends clouds scudding across the sky, while a red zigzag crack of lightning illuminates a harbor town farther along the coast. Survivors from the wreck are distraught, exhausted, or just grateful to have clambered ashore. As the ship takes a final lurch against the rocks, desperate survivors slide down a rope in an attempt to reach the land. Shipwrecks were a real travel hazard in the 18th century, similar to automobile and plane crashes in our own time. Vernet painted the scene with lively brushwork, corresponding to the various effects of clouds, waves, and foam; his figures, however, were carefully and precisely rendered.

(Text by Philip Conisbee, published in the National Gallery of Art exhibition catalogue, Art for the Nation, 2000)

In-depth product description

The Shipwreck is an artwork by the male French artist Claude-Joseph Vernet. Furthermore, this piece of art can be viewed in in the National Gallery of Art's art collection in Washington D.C., United States of America. With courtesy of - National Gallery of Art, Washington (licensed - public domain).In addition to that, the artpiece has the following creditline: . In addition to this, the alignment is landscape and has a ratio of 1.4 : 1, which means that the length is 40% longer than the width. Claude-Joseph Vernet was a painter, printmaker of French nationality, whose art style was mainly Rococo. The painter was born in 1714 in Avignon, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France and died at the age of 75 in the year 1789 in Paris, Ile-de-France, France.

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Artist information table

Name: Claude-Joseph Vernet
Aliases: vernet cl. joseph, C.J. Vernet, vernet cl. jos., vernet claude joseph, Claude Joseph Vernet, Vernet Claude-Joseph, Fernet, Monsu Vernet, Verner, Cl. Joseph Vernet, Vornet, Vernett Claude-Joseph, Vern`e, Verni Claude-Joseph, vernet claude josephe, vernet c. j., claude jos. vernet, monsu Verne, M. Vernet, Giuseppe Vernet, Vernet de Marouille, Vernè Claude-Joseph, Vernett, vernet claude josef, Vernè, Claude-Joseph Vernet, Vernee, Wernet, Vernet Joseph I, Verney, M. Verne, Vernet Joseph, Monsieur Vernet, M. Joesph Vernet, Vernette, M. Joseph Vernet, claude j. vernet, Vernet Claude Joseph, joseph j. vernet, claude josef vernet, cl. jos. vernet, Vernet, J. Vernet, Vernay, vernet claude-joseph, vernet j., c. j. vernet, vernet jos., vernet claude, Vernet of Rome, Carlo Vernet, vernet claude josephe, Verni, cl. j. vernet, Joseph Vernet, Joseph Vernet I, claude josephe vernet, Jos. Vernet, Wernedt, Vernet J., josephe vernet, Vernette Claude-Joseph
Artist gender: male
Nationality of artist: French
Jobs: printmaker, painter
Country of origin: France
Artist classification: old master
Styles of the artist: Rococo
Died at the age of: 75 years
Year of birth: 1714
Birthplace: Avignon, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France
Died: 1789
Died in (place): Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Details about the unique artwork

Artwork title: "The Shipwreck"
Classification: painting
General category: classic art
Period: 18th century
Year of creation: 1772
Age of artwork: around 240 years
Museum / collection: National Gallery of Art
Place of the museum: Washington D.C., United States of America
Website Museum: National Gallery of Art
Artwork license: public domain
Courtesy of: National Gallery of Art, Washington

Structured product information

Article type: fine art reproduction
Reproduction: digital reproduction
Production process: UV direct printing
Manufacturing: Germany
Stock type: on demand production
Intended usage: wall decoration, home design
Artwork alignment: landscape format
Image aspect ratio: 1.4 : 1 (length : width)
Interpretation: the length is 40% longer than the width
Materials available: metal print (aluminium dibond), acrylic glass print (with real glass coating), poster print (canvas paper), canvas print
Canvas on stretcher frame (canvas print) size options: 70x50cm - 28x20"
Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating) variants: 70x50cm - 28x20"
Poster print (canvas paper) size options: 70x50cm - 28x20"
Aluminium print size options: 70x50cm - 28x20"
Frame: not included

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