Archival art print of vintage still life oil painting of a vase with flowers beginning to wilt and decay. Artist: Edward Mitchell Bannister. c. late 19th century.
Edward Mitchell Bannister’s determination to become a successful artist was largely fueled by an inflammatory article he read in the New York Herald in 1867, that stated “the Negro seems to have an appreciation for art while being manifestly unable to produce it.” Ironically, less than a decade later, in 1876, Bannister was the first African-American artist to receive a national award.
Bannister was born in November 1828 in St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada. His father was a native of Barbados, West Indies. He was one of the few African American painters of the nineteenth century to win significant recognition.
Archival Paper: 300g acid-free archival paper
Archival Mounted: Same finish as above but mounted on a firm surface; available only for certain sizes
Archival Brushstroke: A hand-applied finish that mimics oil painting texture; available only for certain prints and sizes; read more here
Listing is for print; frame not included
Image has been digitally remastered to remove (most) imperfections and signs of age; some are purposefully retained for patina
Based on high resolution photos of the original source images for clarity and quality
Printed on archival, acid-free paper
Giclee prints with archival pigmented inks using highest level of color gamut available in printing
Resolution is 300dpi for faithful reproduction of original image
Some graininess or imperfections remain for a vintage, aged look
Why Archival Mounted?
I mostly choose our Archival Mounted printing option for my own use, and here's why.
First, the firm backing means the print can be framed without glass, avoiding bothersome glares! This is especially important for taking photos. Your mounted prints will be ready for Instagram.
Second, mounted prints don't need a frame at all. As long as they have something to lean on—a shelf, a stack of books, a windowsill—they're fine on their own. This lets you move your prints around your house, and easily swap them in and out!