Chicago Harbor Lighthouse Canvas Print

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Chicago Harbor Lighthouse Canvas Print by Mark Tisdale.

This Chicago Harbor Lighthouse canvas print is based off photos from one of my trips there years ago. It features one of the historic lights from the great lakes region. From what I have read these old lighthouses are vanishing. While still a scenic and romantic subject for many of us, most lighthouses have no purpose in the modern world.

The Chicago Harbor Lighthouse was actually built for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition and later moved to its current location in 1919. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in the 1980's. It hasn't been an active lighthouse since 2005 when the Coast Guard transferred it to the City of Chicago.

I sure hope at least some of these beautiful old lighthouses survive. For their history alone it's worth preserving but they are also simply a beautiful subject, aren't they?

This Chicago Harbor Lighthouse canvas art print features a beautiful day with blue skies, great clouds, and a sailboat on the waters of Lake Michigan in the foreground.


Canvas Prints - Product Information

Stretched canvas prints are a great choice for decorating your home or office. Canvas art is a classic choice that is at home in traditional and modern decor alike.

After the purchase of your canvas print, it is made to your order. The artwork is printed on an acid-free poly/cotton blend canvas. The use of archival inks and substrate means that your canvas art print should last a lifetime without fading or loss of color.

When ordering your print, you have a choice between glossy and matte finishes. While I ordinarily love matte finishes on prints, I do like the sheen that comes on glossy canvas prints. Ultimately I would suggest letting the amount of light in your space guide your choice. In a brightly lit environment, I would lean towards a matte finish to reduce the chance of glare.

Canvas Print Detail Sample

There are three wrap styles to choose from for canvas prints. The mirrored wrap choice mirrors and extends the image to the sides of the canvas wrap (without losing any of the original artwork on the front). The majority of the time I would suggest this is the best choice. The other two options are a solid black wrap or white wrap. You can see a preview of each option when selecting wrap color.

After printing, the canvas is stretched over and secured to a wooden frame of 1.5" by 1.5" stretcher bars. The entire production process takes from 3 to 5 business days. Your artwork will arrive in sturdy packaging. The hanging wire will be attached and all hardware necessary to hang your canvas print will be included. Canvas prints are a great ready-to-hang option.


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