Cricket on the Goodwin Sands, William Turner


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Cricket on the Goodwin Sands, William Turner - Prints and Canvas Panels

"Cricket on the Goodwin Sands" by William Turner is a captivating portrayal of an unconventional scene: a group of cricketers playing on a sandbank. Painted in the 19th century, Turner's masterpiece challenges traditional notions of landscape art by incorporating an unexpected human element. The painting depicts a vast expanse of sandy terrain under an expansive sky, where the cricketers are engrossed in their game, seemingly oblivious to the surrounding natural beauty.

Turner's use of light is extraordinary; he captures the soft, diffused glow of the sun as it casts a warm, golden hue over the sands. The play of light and shadow creates a sense of depth and movement, highlighting the textures of the sand and the figures of the players. The sky, with its subtle gradients of blue and white, adds a serene backdrop to the lively scene below.

The cricketers, dressed in white, stand out against the sandy canvas, their poses frozen in a moment of competitive intensity. Turner's attention to detail is remarkable; he captures the subtle expressions on their faces and the fluid motion of their gestures, adding a touch of realism to the painting.

"Cricket on the Goodwin Sands" is not just a painting; it's a poetic reflection on the harmonious relationship between humanity and nature. The cricketers' presence on the vast sands symbolizes the resilience and adaptability of human spirit amidst the vastness of the natural world. Turner's ability to infuse this unconventional scene with depth and emotion elevates the painting into a profound exploration of the intersection between leisure, nature, and the human experience.

As viewers engage with "Cricket on the Goodwin Sands," they are invited to contemplate the intricate balance between human activity and the sublime grandeur of the natural environment, making it a timeless testament to Turner's artistic brilliance and his ability to provoke thought and emotion through his art.

Available as a fine art print and as a stretched canvas panel (heavy fine art canvas stretched over 1.5 inch deep edge solid wood frame).

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All prints are made using archival art stocks and UV pigment inks to give up to 200 years life. Prints are sold unframed and unmounted.



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Size and Printed Materials

Fine art papers are printed without any additional white border Please let us know at the time of ordering if you would like a small additional white border.

Rolled canvas options have an additional white border of approximately 2.5 inches (7cm) on all 4 sides to aid stretching.

Ready to hang canvas panels are stretched on 1.5 inch deep solid pine frames from sustainable forestry sources. The image is mirrored on all 4 sides to give an aesthetically pleasing finish.

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We print on the finest quality fine art papers with textured, smooth and lustre finishes for prints which last a lifetime. From aceo to 40x80 inch large format, every print has our lifetime quality guarantee.

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 All of the wood for our canvas panels and frames is responsibly sourced from managed forests. Our cotton canvas is completely seedless for the highest quality reproduction possible.

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Why not have us gift wrap your order and attach a personalised message to the recipient. Available for all orders. Each order is hand wrapped in high quality gift wrap with meatllic ribbon and bow. Your personalised message is printed on a card which is included with your order.

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This was a present for my wife and she loves it. The quality is very good. Thanks for your excellent service.

Fantastic packaging and a stunning print. Thank you!

Great quality and a good idea to include a 'free gift' mini-pic to show what the other finishes are like.

Really excellent print quality! I have just had my print framed and it looks great thank you

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I ordered the canvas panel as a gift for my sister and she was delighted the canvas is really good quality and perfectly stretched. The finish on the back was really profesionally done too

Amazing print well printed and a reasonable price

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