Sailboats Racing the Delaware Framed Poster

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Sailboats Racing the Delaware Framed Poster
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About the Painting:

After four years of study in Paris, Thomas Eakins returned to Philadelphia in 1870, setting up a studio in his family home on Mount Vernon Street. Choosing modern American life as his subject matter, Eakins began painting his innovative and now famous rowing, sailing, and hunting pictures. Several of the sailing scenes, possibly including this one, were based on actual races Eakins witnessed at Gloucester, New Jersey. Eakins's dedication to getting the details right can be seen in the precise rendering of the central sailboat's rigging and in his simple but powerful suggestion of the crew's physical efforts as they strain against the wind.

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Relive those unforgettable moments at the Philadelphia Museum of Art with this handsomely matted and framed reproduction of Thomas Eakins's Sailboats Racing on the Delaware.


Each print has been hand-framed by Furst Brothers, one of America's most prolific framers for over one hundred years. Working with the Philadelphia Museum of Art, they have paired every item with a unique setting in a complimentary color, texture, and wood.

  • Museum exclusive
  • 23" x 30"
  • Made in the USA
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