William Michael Harnett, 1879 - The Artist's Letter Rack - fine art print

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General specifications by the museum (© Copyright - The Metropolitan Museum of Art - The Metropolitan Museum of Art)

This is the earlier of Harnett’s two known “rack” pictures, a subject he and his contemporary John F. Peto had inherited from seventeenth-century Dutch painters. The wood boards of the background, the pink tape of the rack, the cards and envelopes that are tucked into it, and the surrounding paper scraps are all carefully delineated. Curling edges, subtle shadows, and distinctive textures tease the viewer into imagining that all the painted elements are real. A few clues suggest that the canvas was commissioned by someone associated with the Philadelphia firm C. C. Peirson and Sons, which dealt in woolens and hides.

About the painting with the title "The Artist's Letter Rack"

This 19th century masterpiece was created by William Michael Harnett in 1879. The version of the artpiece had the following size: 30 x 25 in (76,2 x 63,5 cm). Oil on canvas was used by the European artist as the technique for the work of art. Nowadays, the artwork can be viewed in in the digital collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. With courtesy of: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Morris K. Jesup Fund, 1966 (license: public domain). Creditline of the artwork: Morris K. Jesup Fund, 1966. On top of that, alignment is in portrait format and has an aspect ratio of 1 : 1.2, meaning that the length is 20% shorter than the width. William Michael Harnett was a painter, whose artistic style can mainly be attributed to Realism. The artist lived for 44 years - born in 1848 in Clonakilty, County Cork, Ireland and deceased in 1892.

Background data on the unique work of art

Name of the work of art: "The Artist's Letter Rack"
Categorization: painting
Generic term: modern art
Century: 19th century
Created in: 1879
Approximate age of artwork: more than 140 years old
Original medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions of the original work of art: 30 x 25 in (76,2 x 63,5 cm)
Museum: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Place of museum: New York City, New York, United States of America
Web URL: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Artwork license type: public domain
Courtesy of: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Morris K. Jesup Fund, 1966
Creditline of artwork: Morris K. Jesup Fund, 1966

Article details

Print categorization: fine art print
Reproduction: reproduction in digital format
Manufaturing technique: UV print / digital printing
Provenance: made in Germany
Stock type: production on demand
Proposed product use: home design, wall décor
Image alignment: portrait format
Image ratio: (length : width) 1 : 1.2
Image ratio meaning: the length is 20% shorter than the width
Available choices: metal print (aluminium dibond), acrylic glass print (with real glass coating), canvas print, poster print (canvas paper)
Canvas print (canvas on stretcher frame) variants: 50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47", 150x180cm - 59x71"
Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating): 50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47"
Poster print (canvas paper) size variants: 50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47"
Dibond print (alumnium material) size variants: 50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47"
Frame: no frame

Artist details

Name: William Michael Harnett
Also known as: Harnett William M., prof. harnett, Harnett William, Harnett William Michael, William Michael Harnett, Harnett, w.m. harnett
Gender: male
Artist nationality: Irish
Professions of the artist: painter
Country of the artist: Ireland
Classification: modern artist
Art styles: Realism
Died at the age of: 44 years
Year of birth: 1848
Town of birth: Clonakilty, County Cork, Ireland
Died in the year: 1892
Place of death: New York City, New York state, United States

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