William Morris Hunt, 1857 - Portrait of Edward Wheelwright - fine art print

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Trained as a lawyer and artist, Edward Wheelwright (1824-1900) is known today for his writings on art. He was born into a prestigious Boston family and educated at the finest schools, including Harvard, where he was a classmate of Hunt. Well traveled and erudite, Wheelwright turned to painting, first studying art around 1850 in the Parisian atelier of Eugène Cicéri (1813-1890), a landscape painter. Five years later, inspired by Hunt, he returned to France and persuaded Millet to become his teacher. Their student-teacher association was quite formal, the only one of its kind to be made by an American with Millet. However, Wheelwright never seriously pursued the career of an artist. After his return to the United States, he turned his attention to other aspects of art, becoming a critic for the Atlantic Monthly in the late 1870s. He actively promoted the reputation of Millet in this country, through his article "Personal Recollections of Jean-Franqois Millee", of 1876 in the Atlantic Monthly and through his assisting the Boston Museum of Fine Arts in raising funds for the purchase of paintings by Millet. In June 1856 Wheelwright returned home after spending nine months in Barbizon. He joined Hunt at Newport, becoming part of the intimate circle of artists and writers around Hunt and his family. It was at this time that Hunt painted his portrait. With his return to the United States, Hunt entered the field of portraiture, and Wheelwright’s bust is an early example of Hunt’s extensive work in that genre. Some of his best portraits were created during his Newport years. Although he received numerous commissions, he often painted his friends. Hunt’s handling of the portrait reveals his French training, in particular the influence of Thomas Couture and Millet. The overall effect is one of softness, in contrast to the harsh clarity typical of mid-nineteenth-century American portraits. Hunt built up Wheelwright’s face with light and dark passages of color, including different shades of pinks, roses, and oranges, vigorously applied in small strokes over a warm underdrawing. The head is quite plastic, but its contour is blurred. The warm tonal palette of browns is carried through into the background, although less densely.

Background data about the original work of art

Name of the piece of art: "Portrait of Edward Wheelwright"
Categorization of the work of art: painting
Broad category: modern art
Time: 19th century
Year: 1857
Approximate age of artwork: around 160 years old
Museum / collection: Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Place of museum: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Website of Museum: www.lacma.org
License type of artwork: public domain
Courtesy of: Los Angeles County Museum of Art (www.lacma.org)

About the artist

Name of the artist: William Morris Hunt
Also known as: Hunt William Morris, Hunt W. M., wm morris hunt, William Morris Hunt
Gender: male
Artist nationality: American
Professions of the artist: lithographer, painter, sculptor, drawer, graphic artist
Country of origin: United States
Artist category: modern artist
Art styles: Romanticism
Lifespan: 55 years
Born in the year: 1824
Place of birth: Brattleboro, Windham county, Vermont, United States
Died in the year: 1879
Deceased in (place): New Hampshire, United States

The product

Article categorization: fine art reproduction
Reproduction: digital reproduction
Manufaturing technique: UV direct print (digital printing)
Origin of the product: produced in Germany
Type of stock: production on demand
Intended usage: home décor, wall décor
Artwork orientation: portrait format
Side ratio: 1 : 1.2 - (length : width)
Side ratio interpretation: the length is 20% shorter than the width
Available product materials: 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) options: 50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47"
Aluminium dibond print (aluminium material) size variants: 50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47"
Framing of the art copy: not included

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Details of the item

The more than 160 year old painting was painted by William Morris Hunt. Today, this artwork belongs to the digital art collection of Los Angeles County Museum of Art in Los Angeles, California, United States of America. With courtesy of Los Angeles County Museum of Art (www.lacma.org) (public domain).The creditline of the artwork is: . What is more, the alignment of the digital reproduction is in portrait format and has a ratio of 1 : 1.2, meaning that the length is 20% shorter than the width. William Morris Hunt was a painter, sculptor, graphic artist, drawer, lithographer, whose style can primarily be classified as Romanticism. The North American artist was born in 1824 in Brattleboro, Windham county, Vermont, United States and passed away at the age of 55 in the year 1879.

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