Allen Smith, 1840 - Portrait of Mr. Blodgett - fine art print

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About the era

The art of the early Federal period did not greatly differ from that of the late colonial era. Portraits dominated the small field of painting. Victories on land and at sea in the War of 1812 brought the fledgling democracy greater confidence and new national pride. By 1829, when Andrew Jackson assumed the presidency, the foundations for an independent culture were securely laid. The philosopher-poet Ralph Waldo Emerson expressed the mood of the country in 1837: “our day of dependence, our long apprenticeship to the learning of other lands, draws to a close.” The following decades would bring a swell of artistic creativity, focused on native themes that extolled the seemingly limitless bounty of the New World. Portraiture, and to a lesser extent history painting, continued to occupy American artists, but increasing numbers turned to views of the local countryside and its inhabitants. Although the industrial revolution only began in the United States after the War of 1812, the following three decades witnessed economic changes, especially in the north, that significantly affected working conditions, family structure, and even religion. Paintings illustrated American virtues like ingenuity and industry as well as the pleasures of country life. The new taste for genre pictures—scenes of ordinary people involved in everyday activities—seemed ideally suited to the egalitarian attitude of the Jacksonian era. This period also saw the rise of the country’s first truly national school of landscape painting, ultimately known as the Hudson River school. Its earliest, best-known exponent, Thomas Cole, sometimes painted romantic literary subjects in European settings, but his dramatic depictions of the American wilderness helped spur the popularity of American views. As the country developed, paintings of uninhabited wilderness were replaced by views of farms, towns, and factories, but American artists retained their sense of awe about the land.

Summary of the painting with the title Portrait of Mr. Blodgett

This over 180 year old piece of art was created by the male American painter Allen Smith. It belongs to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's collection. With courtesy of: Los Angeles County Museum of Art (www.lacma.org) (public domain license).Furthermore, the artwork has the following creditline: . Further, the alignment of the digital reproduction is in portrait format with a ratio of 1 : 1.2, which implies that the length is 20% shorter than the width.

Details about the work of art

Painting title: "Portrait of Mr. Blodgett"
Classification: painting
General category: modern art
Artwork century: 19th century
Artwork year: 1840
Age of artwork: more than 180 years
Exhibited in: Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Location of museum: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Museum's web page: Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Artwork license: public domain
Courtesy of: Los Angeles County Museum of Art (www.lacma.org)

Article details

Print prodct: art reproduction
Method of reproduction: digital reproduction
Manufacturing process: UV direct print
Provenance: German production
Stock type: production on demand
Intended product use: art collection (reproductions), wall decoration
Alignment of the image: portrait alignment
Aspect ratio: length : width - 1 : 1.2
Side ratio interpretation: the length is 20% shorter than the width
Available options: metal print (aluminium dibond), poster print (canvas paper), canvas print, acrylic glass print (with real glass coating)
Canvas print (canvas on stretcher frame) options: 50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47"
Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating) options: 50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47"
Poster print (canvas paper) sizes: 50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47"
Aluminium print (aluminium dibond material) size variants: 50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47"
Picture frame: please bear in mind that this product has no frame

General background information on the artist

Name: Allen Smith
Other artist names: Allen Smith, Smith Allen
Gender of the artist: male
Artist nationality: American
Jobs of the artist: Unknown artist
Country of origin: United States
Classification: modern artist
Lifespan: 81 years
Year born: 1810
Year of death: 1891

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