Julius LeBlanc Stewart, 1892 - The Baptism - fine art print

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The artwork The Baptism was made by the male American painter Julius LeBlanc Stewart in the year 1892. The beyond 120 year-old original had the size: 79 1/4 x 117 1/4 in (201,30 x 297,50 cm). Oil on canvas was applied by the painter as the medium of the piece of art. Besides, the artwork belongs to the art collection of Los Angeles County Museum of Art, which is located in Los Angeles, California, United States of America. With courtesy of: Los Angeles County Museum of Art (www.lacma.org) (license - public domain).Creditline of the artwork: . What is more, the alignment is landscape and has a side ratio of 3 : 2, meaning that the length is 50% longer than the width. The painter Julius LeBlanc Stewart was a North American artist from United States, whose art style can be attributed mainly to Realism. The painter lived for 64 years and was born in the year 1855 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia county, Pennsylvania, United States and died in the year 1919 in Paris, Ile-de-France, France.

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Stewart’s paintings of the elegant and fashionable world in which he lived were sometimes inspired by specific events and often included his friends. In The Baptism he depicted with a studied realism an elaborate interior and the costume of members of high society gathered to witness the baptism of one of their own. The realistic details suggest that the figures were portraits of specific persons. In Stewart’s earlier painting The Hunt Ball, a key was provided to identify many of the figures. No key is known to exist for The Baptism. The painting has been traditionally considered to be of the Vanderbilts, but all attempts to substantiate this have proved fruitless. Although most of the male figures have distinctive physiognomies, Stewart’s social world was so large encompassing not only Americans but those of many nationalities-that identification is difficult. The art historian Sue Carson Joyner has suggested that the male standing on the far right is a self-portrait. Stewart usually idealized his female figures, giving them handsome, aristocratic profiles, so the similarities among female figures in his paintings can be misleading. The painting was probably not a specific commission, for Stewart was too wealthy to need such work, nor would he have offered it for sale if it were. The painting probably records the baptism of a friend’s child, indicated by the faint inscription of a day and time on the back of the painting, but was not intended to record the event for the public. The Baptism was the culmination of Stewart’s development of elaborate multifigured scenes; thereafter he limited his compositions to smaller groupings. Although the identities of the people remain an enigma, the painting can be appreciated on its own terms. It is a tour de force of technical skill and a prime example of late nineteenth-century academic aesthetics. The persuasiveness of Stewart’s depiction of natural light suggests the fascination with outdoor effects that were just emerging in his art. The picture met with great acclaim at an international exposition held in Berlin in 1895. The realistic illusion of the rich damask wall coverings, the silk, satin, and lace trim of the figures’ attire, and the soft, delicately rendered skin of the women and children captivate viewers even today.

Notes from the Contributor: Purchased with funds provided by the Museum Acquisition Fund, Mr. and Mrs. William Preston Harrison Collection, Mr. and Mrs. J. Douglas Pardee, Jo Ann and Julian Ganz, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Shoemaker, Mr. and Mrs. William D. Witherspoon, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas H. Crawford, and other donors

Structured artwork details

Piece of art name: "The Baptism"
Categorization of the work of art: painting
Umbrella term: modern art
Artwork century: 19th century
Created: 1892
Artwork age: around 120 years
Original medium: oil on canvas
Original dimensions (artwork): 79 1/4 x 117 1/4 in (201,30 x 297,50 cm)
Museum: Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Place of museum: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Web URL: www.lacma.org
Artwork license: public domain
Courtesy of: Los Angeles County Museum of Art (www.lacma.org)

About the painter

Name: Julius LeBlanc Stewart
Alias names: Julius Stewart, J. Stewart, Stewart Julius, Jules Stewart, Stewart, Stewart Jules L., Stewart Julius L., Stewart Julius LeBlanc, Julius LeBlanc Stewart
Gender of the artist: male
Nationality of artist: American
Jobs: painter
Country of the artist: United States
Artist category: modern artist
Art styles: Realism
Lifetime: 64 years
Year of birth: 1855
Place of birth: Philadelphia, Philadelphia county, Pennsylvania, United States
Year of death: 1919
Deceased in (place): Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Materials you can pick from

For every art print we offer different sizes & materials. The following sizes and materials are the options we offer you for individualization:

  • Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating): The acrylic glass print, which is often described as a print on plexiglass, makes the original artwork into amazing décor and makes a good alternative to canvas or aluminium dibond prints. With an acrylic glass art print contrasts and also minor image details will be more visible due to the very subtle gradation.
  • Poster print (canvas material): Our poster is a UV printed cotton canvas with a slight surface finish. A poster is designed for putting the fine art print in a custom frame. Please bear in mind, that depending on the size of the poster we add a white margin of approximately 2-6cm round about the painting in order to facilitate the framing with your custom frame.
  • Canvas: The printed canvas, which shall not be mistaken with an artwork painted on a canvas, is a digital image printed on an industrial printer. It produces the special impression of three-dimensionality. A canvas makes a lovely and comfy feeling. Canvas Prints have the great advantage of being relatively low in weight, which implies that it is easy to hang up the Canvas print without additional wall-mounts. Therefore, canvas prints are suitable for all types of walls.
  • Aluminium dibond print: Aluminium Dibond prints are prints on metal with a true depth. A direct Aluminium Dibond Print is the perfect introduction to art prints manufactured with aluminum. For our Direct Print On Aluminum Dibond, we print your selected work of art right on the aluminium composite surface.

About the article

Print product type: art copy
Method of reproduction: digital reproduction
Manufaturing technique: UV direct print (digital printing)
Product Origin: produced in Germany
Type of stock: production on demand
Product usage: art print gallery, art collection (reproductions)
Image orientation: landscape alignment
Side ratio: 3 : 2
Image ratio implication: the length is 50% longer than the width
Item material choices: canvas print, poster print (canvas paper), metal print (aluminium dibond), acrylic glass print (with real glass coating)
Canvas print (canvas on stretcher frame): 30x20cm - 12x8", 60x40cm - 24x16", 90x60cm - 35x24", 120x80cm - 47x31"
Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating) variants: 30x20cm - 12x8", 60x40cm - 24x16", 90x60cm - 35x24", 120x80cm - 47x31"
Poster print (canvas paper): 60x40cm - 24x16", 90x60cm - 35x24", 120x80cm - 47x31"
Aluminium dibond print (aluminium material) size options: 30x20cm - 12x8", 60x40cm - 24x16", 90x60cm - 35x24", 120x80cm - 47x31"
Frame: please note that this art copy has no frame

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