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Hope by G. F. Watts - a beautiful antique print i got online

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    Posted 5 years ago

    ho2cultcha
    (3979 items)

    This came in the mail today. I really love it! it's very large and has the most beautiful colors in it. It's going to look great on the wall of my new place near my Dinky Bird by Maxfield Parrish. I think this is a little older - maybe 1890s up to 1905?

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    1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Edit the original. Just a little change to the size. Get rid of this one and it should then be righ way up.
    2. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 5 years ago
      thanks Kevin.
    3. mikelv85 mikelv85, 5 years ago
      Beautiful print ho2 :)...thank goodness the bugs didn't get to it like the note on the back !
    4. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 5 years ago
      thank you mikelv85. the print itself is in perfect condition. the frame has a little nick on it, but easily repairable.
    5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      1886 - there's a whole page on Wikipedia to it.

      https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hope_(painting)
    6. bobby725 bobby725, 5 years ago
      I have the same print in an old frame up in my garage, I got at an auction. I never cleaned it off, I thought it had something to do with bondage or chiropractics! I`ll have to get it down and clean it up!! :-)
    7. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 5 years ago
      Thank you Kevin. some interesting info. since this piece has a star at the top, i think it was printed in 1887, the first one printed. i just love the blue - reminds me a lot of Maxfield Parrish's early work [Dinky Bird, particularly].
    8. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 5 years ago
      thanks to you too bobby! not sure about the bondage or chiropractics though!
    9. inky inky, 5 years ago
      I love this painting..the muted colours are beautiful..it looks so restful to look at, very nice....:-)
    10. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 5 years ago
      thank you inky! i do too!
    11. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 5 years ago
      this painting became the inspiration for a speech by Dr. Frederick G. Sampson in Richmond, VA in the 1980s. Jeremiah Wright attended the lecture and was inspired to give a sermon on 'the audacity of hope' which Senator Barrack Obama heard, and inspired him to base his campaign on the 'audacity of hope'. cool!
    12. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 5 years ago
      i also read that this is supposedly barrack obama's favorite painting.
    13. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 5 years ago
      thank you brunswick! the same for you and yours!
    14. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 5 years ago
      still my favorite! the blue just glows and this is a very big print and frame too. gorgeous, really!
    15. alliececile, 4 years ago
      ho2cultcha, I love the colours in yours. Beautiful!
    16. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 4 years ago
      thank you allie!
    17. Celiene Celiene, 4 years ago
      And like Pandora's Box all that is left today is little, battered Hope. Hope that we make it through the next four years with a literal madman in power.
    18. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 4 years ago
      that is an accurate description of my feelings, Celiene! i think it is as healthy an outlook as can be expected these days.
    19. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 1 year ago
      I just found out that my version of this print is from the original run in 1887 and is probably the best preserved platinotype known. Platinotypes were a photographic process where platinum was used. Here on Worthpoint, you can see the actual one that i purchased on ebay many years ago. https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/antique-19thc-frederick-hollyer-1790961441

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