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Stand on Guard for Thee

Stand on Guard for Thee

Regular price $390.00 NZD
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Paintings

All paintings are shipped rolled in a secure mailing tube to ensure safe delivery (frames are not included).  We offer the highest quality fine art prints in three different formats. Our premium product is the limited edition artist hand-signed Premium Canvas. This museum grade canvas looks and feels just like an oil painting and can be displayed without glass. Equally beautiful are our fine art prints on Textured Watercolour paper, selected by the artist for its beautifully textured all natural finish and our Enhanced Matte paper which is a quality economical art paper with a smooth finish.

We are happy to assist you through the framing process and can recommend local frame shops in your areas where we have contacts.  Please email us at contact@artofpunjab.com after placing your order if you have have questions about the framing process or any of our products.

Premium Canvas

Our highest quality product is the Giclee fine art prints on Premium Canvas.  This museum quality print produces vibrant colours and is made to look like an original oil painting. This elegantly textured canvas features a matte non-reflective surface with a bright white point, exceptionally high Dmax and wide colour gamut. Premium Canvas prints are initially offered as part of a Limited Edition series of 100 copies hand-signed by artist Kanwar Singh.

Specifications:

  • Extra 3 inches of canvas added to all sides to allow for stretching
  • Cotton fabric textured finish, all nature acid-free canvas
  • Clear UV protective coating applied to canvas to allow for glass-free framing
  • 395 gsm Weight, 23 mil Thickness, lignin and acid free
  • Lab tested to last over 200 years without fading

Textured Watercolour Paper

Giclee fine art prints on Textured Watercolour paper is a cotton rag media with luxurious weight that delivers museum quality appearance.  This paper has an extremely-high colour gamut and black density.  Selected by the artist for its quality and the beautiful texture.

Specifications:

  • Bright Textured Matte Finish
  • All nature acid-free paper
  • Opacity 98%, ISO Brightness 96%
  • Lab tested to last over 120 years without fading

Enhanced Matte Paper

Giclee fine art prints on Enhanced Matte Paper is an un-textured bright, white paper which yields highly saturated images for a ‘painterly’ look.

Specifications:

  • Bright Textured Matte Finish, all nature acid-free paper
  • Thickness 10.3 mil, Basis weight 192 gsm
  • Opacity 94%, ISO brightness 104%
  • Lab tested to last over 80 years without fading

Gifts Cards

Artofpunjab e-Gift Cards will be delivered by email and will contain a unique code to be used at checkout for its value. These cards offer the unique and specials gift of art for your family and friends. Great for weddings, engagements, birthdays, anniversary, house warmings and more. Your loved ones can select a unique painting of their choice from artist Kanwar Singh's extraordinary collection of over 40 paintings. This truly inspiring gift will last a lifetime.

The creation of all Fine Art prints are overseen by the artist Kanwar Singh before shipping to ensure high quality and superb colours.

We offer FREE worldwide shipping on all orders over $100 Canadian dollars and free shipping on all orders inside Canada.  A flat rate shipping fee of $9.95 CAD is applied to orders under $100 CAD outside Canada.  

Paintings are shipped WORLDWIDE in a secure mailing tube with guaranteed safe delivery (frames are not included).  

Order Preparation Time

We require 1 week to prepare your order. This time is used to ensure your print meets our high quality standards. The Giclee fine art printing process we use offers the best colour accuracy for print reproduction and is considered the gold standard of the art print industry. 

For canvas orders, extra time may be required for the application and drying of the UV and scratch resistant coating which will greatly extend the life of the canvas. Most people prefer to frame canvas prints without glass and this provides the necessary protection for glass free framing.

If you require a RUSH delivery for a special occasion or event please email us after placing the order at contact@artofpunjab.com and we will do our very best to accommodate. 

We are confident in the quality of our high quality prints and your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed. If for any reason you are not satisfied with your purchase, you may return it within 30 days of receiving the artwork for a full refund on the price of the item. Shipping charges are not refunded.

All prints must be returned to ArtofPunjab directly. Please email us at contact@artofpunjab.com prior to mailing a return to avoid additional duty charges.  Prints must be undamaged and in the original packaging.  If 30 days or more have passed since your purchase, we cannot offer you a refund or an exchange.

Upon receipt of the returned item we will process a refund and a credit will automatically be applied to your original method of payment. Any amounts refunded will not include the cost of shipping.

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The Story

In “Stand on Guard for Thee” artist Kanwar Singh focuses on the role of Sikhs during World War One. Sikh soldiers participated in most of the key battles of the Great War, whether in the trenches of France, or the deserts of Mesopotamia. To mark the 100th Anniversary of World War One, the artist drew inspiration from the emblematic story of Bukham Singh, a farm labourer living in Canada, who volunteered for Canadian Expeditionary Force in the spring of 1915. 

 

Private Buckam Singh served with the 20th Canadian Infantry Battalion in the battlefields of Flanders during 1916. He was a genuine Canadian hero because not only did he serve, he was also wounded twice in two separate battles. Private Buckam Singh received treatment at a hospital run by one of Canada’s most famous soldier poets, the Doctor Lt. Colonel John McCrae. While recovering from his wounds in England, Private Buckam Singh contracted tuberculosis and spent his final days in a Kitchener Ontario military hospital, dying at age 25 in 1919. His grave in Kitchener is the only known World War One Sikh Canadian Soldier’s grave in Canada. His family, living in the remote Punjabi village from Northern India where he embarked for Canada at age 14, knew nothing about his national service in the Great War. They just received a notice of his death some years later.

 

The title of the painting, taken from the Canadian National Anthem, reflects upon the willingness of Sikhs to fight against oppression throughout history. It is a testament to the spirit of Guru Gobind Singh, which forever emboldens the Khalsa to strive towards a greatness that surpasses humble beginnings.