Thomas Waterman Wood, 1865 - A Bit of War History: The Contraband - fine art print

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What does the original description of the The Metropolitan Museum of Art say about the 19th century artwork from the painter and ornithologist Thomas Waterman Wood? (© - The Metropolitan Museum of Art -

This painting is one of a group of three canvases (84.12a--c) said to have been inspired by the imagined narrative of an African American soldier in the Civil War. In "The Contraband," the newly emancipated slave, his belongings wrapped in an old kerchief, seeks enlistment in the Union army. Having been trained for service and wearing his uniform, he looks happy and proud in "The Recruit" (84.12b). In "The Veteran," (84.12c) he is an amputee returning to the same office to draw his back pay or pension. Wood used a slightly different palette and handling in each picture, suggesting that the works were not painted in quick succession.

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The artpiece A Bit of War History: The Contraband was created by the artist Thomas Waterman Wood in the year 1865. The original had the size - 28 1/4 x 20 1/4 in (71,8 x 51,4 cm) (framed with 84,12b and 84,12c) and was painted with the medium oil on canvas. It belongs to the The Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection, which is one of the world's largest and finest art museums, which includes more than two million works of art spanning five thousand years of world culture, from prehistory to the present and from every part of the globe.. We are delighted to mention that this public domain piece of art is provided with courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Charles Stewart Smith, 1884. Besides, the artwork has the following creditline: Gift of Charles Stewart Smith, 1884. Besides this, the alignment of the digital reproduction is portrait with a side ratio of 1 : 1.4, meaning that the length is 29% shorter than the width.

Structured details of the work of art

Painting title: "A Bit of War History: The Contraband"
Classification: painting
Broad category: modern art
Century: 19th century
Year of creation: 1865
Approximate age of artwork: around 150 years
Original medium of artwork: oil on canvas
Original size (artwork): 28 1/4 x 20 1/4 in (71,8 x 51,4 cm) (framed with 84,12b and 84,12c)
Museum: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Museum location: New York City, New York, United States of America
License type: public domain
Courtesy of: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Charles Stewart Smith, 1884
Creditline of artwork: Gift of Charles Stewart Smith, 1884

About this article

Product type: art reproduction
Method of reproduction: digital reproduction
Production technique: UV direct printing
Origin of the product: produced in Germany
Type of stock: production on demand
Intended product use: wall art, home design
Alignment of the image: portrait alignment
Image ratio: 1 : 1.4 - (length : width)
Side ratio interpretation: the length is 29% shorter than the width
Available choices: poster print (canvas paper), metal print (aluminium dibond), canvas print, acrylic glass print (with real glass coating)
Canvas print (canvas on stretcher frame): 50x70cm - 20x28", 100x140cm - 39x55"
Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating) sizes: 50x70cm - 20x28", 100x140cm - 39x55"
Poster print (canvas paper) options: 50x70cm - 20x28"
Aluminium print size variants: 50x70cm - 20x28", 100x140cm - 39x55"
Picture frame: not available

General information about the artist

Name of the artist: Thomas Waterman Wood
Alternative names: t.w. wood, Wood Thomas Waterman, wood t.w., thos. w. wood, Wood, Thomas Waterman Wood
Gender: male
Nationality of artist: American
Jobs of the artist: ornithologist, painter
Country of the artist: United States
Classification of the artist: modern artist
Life span: 80 years
Year of birth: 1823
Died in the year: 1903

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