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Martin Johnson Heade : “Sunlight and Shadow – Newbury Marshes” (c. 1871 / 1875)

Archival Inkjet (Giclée) on Fine Art Paper

  • Matte Finish does not pick up glare from interior lighting
  • Smooth Surface maximizes sharpness and preserves detail
  • Accent Borders display the artwork uncropped and ready to mat
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Though Martin Johnson Heade shared studio space and was acquainted with members of the Hudson River School, he remained peripheral to the movement, his subjects a significant departure from those of his peers. New England coastal salt marshes were his primary interest in landscape. These wetland scenes, numbering over one hundred in total, are characterized by their subdued scenery and emphasis on light and atmosphere.

“Over the course of this series,” observes the National Gallery in Washington, “Heade captured the essential character of the wetlands environment. He depicted the tides, meteorological phenomena, and other natural forces that shaped the appearance of the swamp and showed how the land was used for hunting, fishing, and the harvesting of naturally occurring salt hay. No other artist of the era explored and analyzed the unique qualities of the marshes in such a sustained and detailed way.” The Metropolitan Museum of Art notes his subjective approach to landscape, reflecting that “His minutely scaled renderings of nature’s climatic cycles may be understood as imitations of his own mood.”

Heade was not famous during his lifetime and was nearly forgotten until his work underwent a period of rediscovery during the mid-20th century. Now considered a major American artist, his original works continue to surface in attics and rummage sales, only to fetch six-figure sums at auction.

Product Information

Expect crisp detail and vivid color from our giclée process fine art prints. We use pigment-based inks and high-density cotton fiber paper to achieve a wide color gamut, deep blacks and beautiful tonal transitions. Produced using only archival materials, they will not fade or yellow, but maintain their original quality for as long as you own them.

How to Frame

Historical artworks were produced in whatever shapes and sizes best suited the artists and their patrons, and these rarely correspond to the proportions of modern, mass-produced frames. Most reproductions sold on the web are therefore cropped to fit an arbitrary standard, compromising the integrity of the original artwork. We overcome this problem by designing prints in standard sizes that include white accent borders to make up any differences in proportion.

Framing may be as simple as inserting the print into a standard size frame with the borders showing. In most cases, our customers choose to have them matted. Borders allow space for framers to mount the print while covering little, if any, of the artwork. Our images are sized to provide desirable mat widths in common frames.

Sizes 9” x 12”, 12” x 16”, and 16” x 20” are designed to be matted in larger frames, such as 11” x 14”, 16” x 20” and 20” x 24”, respectively. Larger prints may be matted in frames of equal size, the borders corresponding to the shape of the mat. Where the artwork is unusually square or narrow, other sizes may be preferred.

If our sizing does not meet your requirements, we provide customization free of charge. Please contact us to discuss the details.

Shipping and Returns

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Returns

If you are unhappy with your order for any reason, you are welcome to return it for a full refund. Please contact us and return your item(s) within 60 days to:

The Ibis
809 Grant Street
Endicott, NY 13760

Your return will be processed on receipt.
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