Thomas Eakins, 1876 - Baby at Play - fine art print

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Baby at Play is a painting by the realist American painter Thomas Eakins. The painting had the following size: 81,9 x 122,8 cm (32 1/4 x 48 3/8 in) and was painted on the medium oil on canvas. It is in the the National Gallery of Art's digital art collection located in Washington D.C., United States of America. This public domain work of art is being supplied with courtesy of National Gallery of Art, Washington.Besides, the artpiece has the following creditline: . Furthermore, alignment of the digital reproduction is in landscape format with a ratio of 3 : 2, meaning that the length is 50% longer than the width. The photographer, painter, sculptor, art educator Thomas Eakins was a North American artist, whose style was mainly Realism. The American artist was born in 1844 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia county, Pennsylvania, United States and deceased at the age of 72 in the year 1916.

Original information about the work of art by the museum's website (© Copyright - by National Gallery of Art - National Gallery of Art)

Baby at Play is the final work in a series of intimate portraits of family and friends created by Eakins between 1870 and 1876. The painting depicts the artist's two–and–a–half–year–old niece, Ella Crowell. Dressed in an intricately embroidered white frock, her legs clad in red–and–white striped stockings, the child is soberly absorbed at play.

According to one recent interpretation, Eakins was depicting Ella's initial foray into the adult world of education and learning. Having temporarily cast aside her more infantile toys in favor of alphabet blocks—the tools of language—the child now seems ready to enter the next critical stage in her intellectual development.

The monumentality of her painted form may seem surprising, considering the diminutive stature of Eakins' model. Her life–sized figure is arranged in a stable pyramidal block at the composition's center and the deft handling of light and shadow further emphasizes spatial volume. Eakins' choice of a lowered vantage point encourages the spectator to adopt a child's point of view. His penetrating psychological insight elevates this picture from a sentimental genre scene to a highly serious portrayal of an earnest, intelligent child.

Background data about the unique artpiece

Painting title: "Baby at Play"
Classification: painting
Broad category: modern art
Century: 19th century
Year of creation: 1876
Approximate age of artwork: around 140 years old
Artwork original medium: oil on canvas
Original dimensions: 81,9 x 122,8 cm (32 1/4 x 48 3/8 in)
Museum: National Gallery of Art
Place of museum: Washington D.C., United States of America
Website of the museum:
License of artwork: public domain
Courtesy of: National Gallery of Art, Washington

Structured artist information

Artist: Thomas Eakins
Other names: Eakins, Eakins Thomas, Eakins Thomas Cowperthwaite, Thomas Eakins, Eakins Thomas Cowperthwait, C.D. Cook, Cook C.D.
Artist gender: male
Artist nationality: American
Jobs: painter, art educator, photographer, sculptor
Home country: United States
Classification of the artist: modern artist
Styles: Realism
Died aged: 72 years
Born in the year: 1844
Born in (place): Philadelphia, Philadelphia county, Pennsylvania, United States
Died in the year: 1916
Deceased in (place): Philadelphia, Philadelphia county, Pennsylvania, United States

Available product materials

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  • Aluminium dibond print: These are metal prints on aluminium dibond material with an outstanding effect of depth. A non-reflective surface structure make a fashionable impression. For the Print On Aluminum Dibond, we print the artwork right on the surface of the white-primed aluminum composite.
  • The acrylic glass print: A glossy print on acrylic glass, often referenced as a UV print on plexiglass, will convert your favorite original into amazing décor. The work of art is manufactured with the help of state-of-the-art UV printing machines. The great benefit of an acrylic glass fine art copy is that contrasts as well as details become more identifiable thanks to the very subtle tonal gradation of the picture. Our real glass coating protects your selected art replica against light and external influences for many years to come.
  • Printed poster (canvas material): The Artprinta poster print is a UV printed sheet of flat canvas paper with a slightly roughened structure on the surface. It is optimally suited for putting the art print with a personal frame. Please keep in mind, that depending on the size of the canvas poster print we add a white margin of around 2-6cm around the print in order to facilitate the framing with a custom frame.
  • Canvas: The canvas direct print is a printed canvas mounted on a wooden stretcher. In addition to that, a printed canvas generates a homelike and appealing effect. A canvas print of this artwork will give you the chance to turn your new art print into a large size work of art. The advantage of canvas prints is that they are relatively low in weight, meaning that it is easy and straightforward to hang up your Canvas print without any wall-mounts. That is why, canvas prints are suited for all types of walls.

About the item

Print prodct: fine art print
Reproduction method: reproduction in digital format
Production method: UV direct printing (digital print)
Origin of the product: produced in Germany
Stock type: on demand
Intended usage: art collection (reproductions), wall decoration
Alignment of the artwork: landscape alignment
Side ratio: length to width 3 : 2
Meaning of side aspect ratio: the length is 50% longer than the width
Item material variants: acrylic glass print (with real glass coating), canvas print, metal print (aluminium dibond), poster print (canvas paper)
Canvas print (canvas on stretcher frame) variants: 30x20cm - 12x8", 60x40cm - 24x16", 90x60cm - 35x24", 120x80cm - 47x31", 150x100cm - 59x39"
Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating) sizes: 30x20cm - 12x8", 60x40cm - 24x16", 90x60cm - 35x24", 120x80cm - 47x31"
Poster print (canvas paper) size variants: 60x40cm - 24x16", 90x60cm - 35x24", 120x80cm - 47x31"
Aluminium dibond print (aluminium material) options: 30x20cm - 12x8", 60x40cm - 24x16", 90x60cm - 35x24", 120x80cm - 47x31"
Art print framing: no frame

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