Colonial Courthouse - Williamsburg Virginia Canvas Print
This Williamsburg Virginia canvas print features the 1771 Colonial Courthouse. This old Georgian building is actually one of the buildings in Williamsburg that is not a reconstruction. The original building was still in use into the 20th century when it was purchased to be part of the living history museum at Colonial Williamsburg. Williamsburg has a story similar to some of the quaint old villages in England. Its prosperous period was in Colonial times. After the capitol was moved to Richmond, Williamsburg went into a period of decline. But that is why genuine old buildings like the Colonial Courthouse survived into our modern times. There was simply never any need to replace it. In a larger city it would likely have been rebuilt several times over in the centuries that have passed.
The thing that caught my eye most about the architecture of the old courthouse was the absence of columns. The portico was never intended to be supported by columns. And one can easily imagine they would overpower a small building such as this one, but we're so used to seeing Georgian buildings of this style with columns, at first glance it seemed strange. Do you agree?
This artwork is based on a photo from my visit to Williamsburg, Virginia years ago. On a late summer afternoon the sunlight is slightly obscured by the trees with a beautiful effect. If you take a close look there are reenactors seated in the shade on the other side of the steps - enjoying a brief respite from the heat of the day?
What attracts you to this Williamsburg scene? Are you a fan of Colonial history or perhaps you have roots in Virginia's historic coast?
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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.
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 10 to 15 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.