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Original Large Watercolor Painting, Statue of Liberty Art, New York, Lady Liberty, Justice, American Freedom, Gold Frame, ChristieMarieART

Original Large Watercolor Painting, Statue of Liberty Art, New York, Lady Liberty, Justice, American Freedom, Gold Frame, ChristieMarieART

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 TITLE: "Liberty and Justice"

ART STORY: Liberty and Justice was painted as a strong 1990's comic book style super hero. In the background New York City is reflected in the harbor waters at sunset with the twin towers.

ARTIST: Christie Marie E. Russell

ART~ 23" Wide by 30" High

GOLD LEAFED FRAMED: 33 1/2" Wide by 41" High  1.25 *Frame is Gold Leafed, navy and gold matting and glass.

MEDIUM: Professional Grade Watercolors on 300 lb Arches Hot Pressed Watercolor Paper

SIGNATURE~ Front: Signed 
Back: Full Signature and Dated with Mini Bio Sheet with Painting Details

Shown in the pictures there is some aging on the front of the gold frame. It also has a small chip on the lower left of the frame.

COA: All of my Original painting come with their own Certificate of Authenticity signed and dated by artist.

♡All of my art and images are copyrighted © Christie Marie E. Russell (Ussher) Copyright does not transfer with the purchase of the art.

SHIPPING: Local pick up is preferred. To ship this large piece of art the glass will be removed from the frame and plexy glass (acrylic) wil be substituted for safe shipping. It will be safely packaged and ships with insurance. Shipping is calculated at checkout.


About the Statue of Liberty Series: 

This Lady Liberty is one of three in my Lady Liberty collection I painted in the years just after the terror attacks on the United States  9/11/01. One of the paintings, a large oil painting sold and is in a private art collection. The third in this series is a medium sized oil on board which is currently still available.


•  She is amazing and iconic in so many ways. She’s one of the largest art sculpture in the world, she was created to represent and celebrate what a free nation and liberty for all people stands for.  

•  Her real given name:     "Liberty Enlightening the World"

•  Her nick-names :    Statue of Liberty, Mother of Exiles, America’s Freedom, Lady      on a Pedestal, Mother of Freedom, Saint Liberty and Green Goddess.  

•  She was given as a gift to the U.S. from France to celebrate the end of our civil war and the American Revolution. The monument paid tribute to the perseverance of freedom and abolition of slavery in the US.

•  She is the most famous symbol representing the United States and the most visited U.S. monument. She is one of the first visions of America that millions of immigrants saw when entering the U.S. after their long voyage across the ocean to come to a “new world” and make a better life for themselves.   

•  There are many symbols incorporated in the Liberty Enlightening the World Statue.

     1. The seven spikes of her crown (or diadem) represent both the Seven Seas and                        the Seven Continents.

     2. The classical appearance derived from Libertas the Ancient Roman Goddess              representing freedom from slavery, oppression and tyranny.

     3. With her right foot raised in movement she is shown moving forward to enlightenment and the end of the oppression of slavery and her left foot tramples the broken shackles of that slavery.

     4.The keystone in her hand represents knowledge, the foundation of enlightenment and on it is inscribed "July IV, MDCCLXXVI” (July 4, 1776) the date of the American Declaration of Independence. 

     5. Her torch in her right hand represent enlightenment.

•  From 1886-1902, she functioned as a lighthouse and could be seen up to 24 miles away.

•  The architect who was appointed to help design structure of the statue was Gustave Eiffel. Yes, the same man who created the Eiffel Tower in France.

• The statue's face was said to be modelled on the sculptor's mother, Charlotte.

•  She was transported by ship from France in 350 pieces across the ocean and was said to have almost not made it as the ship almost sank in a storm on the way. She is one of our largest pieces of art in America.

•  The monument after it was reconstructed in America was officially unveiled in October 1886. The unveiling was met with criticism from suffrage groups complaining of how a female figure representing liberty could stand in the U.S. when American women didn’t even have the right to vote yet.

•  In 1916, the torch (which is covered in 24k gold leaf) was damaged due to an explosion during World War.   Repair works cost an estimated $100,000 but due to the damage, the torch has remained closed to the public ever since.



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