John La Farge, 1861 - Flowers on a Window Ledge - fine art print

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  • Printed poster on canvas material: A poster print is a UV printed canvas with a granular surface texture, that resembles the actual artwork. Please keep in mind, that depending on the absolute size of the canvas poster print we add a white margin between 2-6cm round about the print to facilitate the framing with your custom frame.
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Artwork description by National Gallery of Art website (© Copyright - National Gallery of Art -

This charming still life, created just two years after John La Farge took up painting, is primarily a study of color and light. La Farge beautifully renders the effects of sunlight on the white curtain by blending an innovative mix of colors—peach, creamy white, and a light, green-tinged gray—to capture the subtleties of shadow, contour, and light on the fabric. Brushwork, not color or line, distinguishes the curtain from the window ledge and background sky, anticipating modernist art styles such as post-impressionism.

Painted within the year of his marriage to Margaret Mason Perry, Flowers on a Window Ledge may also express the artist's romantic sentiments. Such an interpretation was not lost on critics of the time, one of whom wrote that La Farge's flowers were "burning with love, beauty, and sympathy . . . their language is of the heart, and they talk to us of human love." The setting proves meaningful as well, as the canvas was painted from the window of Hessian House, a Rhode Island inn where La Farge and his wife stayed during the early years of their marriage. Moreover, the white curtain fabric visually evokes a bridal gown; the bowl of pink and red flowers, a bouquet; and the interior setting, the domesticity of marriage.

After a serious illness and a period of financial stress in 1866, the artist stopped producing still-life paintings. When he resumed working, he turned to mural painting and decorative stained glass, considered more conventional artistic practices at the time.

Product data

This painting was painted by the American painter John La Farge. The beyond 150 year-old original had the following size of 61 × 50,8 cm (24 × 20 in) and was made on the medium oil on canvas. The artwork is included in the National Gallery of Art's digital collection. With courtesy of National Gallery of Art, Washington (licensed - public domain).The creditline of the artpiece is: . Besides, the alignment is portrait and has a ratio of 1 : 1.2, meaning that the length is 20% shorter than the width.

Structured artwork information

Artwork name: "Flowers on a Window Ledge"
Artwork classification: painting
General term: modern art
Time: 19th century
Artwork year: 1861
Age of artwork: around 150 years old
Medium of original artwork: oil on canvas
Size of the original artpiece: 61 × 50,8 cm (24 × 20 in)
Museum / collection: National Gallery of Art
Location of museum: Washington D.C., United States of America
Museum website: National Gallery of Art
License of artwork: public domain
Courtesy of: National Gallery of Art, Washington

Structured product information

Print categorization: art print
Method of reproduction: digital reproduction
Manufacturing method: UV direct print
Manufacturing: made in Germany
Type of stock: on demand production
Proposed product use: wall décor, gallery wall
Orientation: portrait format
Image aspect ratio: 1 : 1.2
Implication: the length is 20% shorter than the width
Item material variants: poster print (canvas paper), metal print (aluminium dibond), acrylic glass print (with real glass coating), canvas print
Canvas on stretcher frame (canvas print): 50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47", 150x180cm - 59x71"
Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating): 50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47", 150x180cm - 59x71"
Poster print (canvas paper) size options: 50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47"
Dibond print (alumnium material) size options: 50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47"
Framing of the artprint: without frame

About the painter

Name: John La Farge
Aliases: John La Farge, lafarge j., LaFarge John, La Farge John, john lafarge, La Farge, Farge John La, j. la farge, j. lafarge
Artist gender: male
Nationality: American
Jobs of the artist: painter, stained-glass artist
Country of origin: United States
Artist classification: modern artist
Lifetime: 75 years
Born in the year: 1835
Place of birth: New York City, New York state, United States
Year died: 1910
Place of death: Newport, Newport county, Rhode Island, United States

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