Rebel Seed Art

Our Banner in the Sky


Painted in 1861 by Frederic Edwin Church, Our Banner in the Sky was an artistic response to the Confederate attack on Fort Sumter, which sparked the Civil War.

The artwork depicts the glow of a rich orange/red sunrise and a star-filled deep blue sky appearing through the clouds to represent the stars-and-stripes of an American Flag, as it waves on a leafless tree "flagpole". An eagle soars above the patriotic banner.

The artist chose to depict the flag in the heavens, and with the North Star shining brightest, to symbolize his belief that the Union was guided by a higher power and purpose.

Artist: Frederic Edwin Church
Restored & enhanced by Rebel Seed Studio
Date: 1861
Location: South Carolina
Original medium: Oil paint over lithograph on paper, laid down on cardboard

For print medium and mounting details, click image slides or drop-down list on this product page.

Product images are for illustration purposes only and may not be an exact representation of the product's size or variations. Hues, brightness, texture or other distinctions may appear to differ due to inherent limitations in viewing image resolutions on screen.

All products are made in America and are available for delivery to addresses within the contiguous United States. We ship all art prints via standard delivery, from our print production partners in Texas or California. Our products are made upon order, which means once you place the order, we start working to get it to you. This helps us avoid overproduction and waste. It also means it takes a little longer to fulfill items compared to traditional "ready-made" product, since we're producing it specifically for you. 

All orders include Free Shipping.

DELIVERY: Due to shipping delays by carriers, currently, most orders are produced and delivered to you within 14 to 21 days from the date of order.

ChromaLuxe Metal

ChromaLuxe metal prints offer brilliant visual depth. The image/design is infused into the coating of a high-definition .045" ChromaLuxe metal panel using a sublimation heat press. They are lightweight and provide superior durability with true generational archival quality. They are fade, scratch, fire and water resistant with 1/8" radius rounded corners. Metal prints are easily cleaned with a damp cloth. Made in America: The metal is manufactured in Kentucky, and the art is printed in Texas or California.

GLOSS FINISH: Produces vibrant color with rich detail on a high gloss surface. This is our most popular finish.

SATIN FINISH: Produces soft color with a slight shimmer on a minimal glare surface. 

TEXTURED FINISH: Produces soft color. The fine stippled texture creates an organic, natural look (similar to a painting or canvas). Printed on a non-reflective and fingerprint resistant surface. (Available on painting reproduction prints only.)

SILVER SHEEN FINISH: Produces darker, muted colors with a unique translucent iridescence (a lustrous rainbow-like play of color that changes with the angle of view). The white and light areas of the image reveal the smooth brush strokes of the sheer metal (creating a silver tin-like appearance). The surface has a glossy metallic sheen. (Available on select black & white prints only.)

Metal prints are extremely durable but can be dented (for example, by bumping a print into furniture). Please take care when handling or moving a metal print to avoid damage.

Metal prints are weatherproof and can be displayed outdoors, but please avoid direct sunlight or they will fade over time. (For extended exterior life in direct sunlight, metal prints must be treated with a special UV coating. You may contact the studio directly to custom order a UV-coated print.)

The coating of ChromaLuxe Metal panels may contain small craters or tiny bumps. Each sheet is carefully inspected and any "imperfections" are placed in the most unobtrusive parts of the image. These "imperfections" are not considered flaws unless they appear in a prominent area of the image.  

Metal Print Mounting Options for Single Prints

NO MOUNTING (panel only): This option is best if you plan to frame your print or will custom display/mount it yourself. 

BACK INSET FRAME: Allows the print to appear to "float" off the wall approximately 3/4". The print hangs by the "lip" of the back frame, a french cleat, or a hanging wire. This is our most popular mounting.

METAL POSTS: If selecting this option, print arrives with 4 holes drilled through each corner of the image to insert the 4 metal posts provided, allowing the print to "float" approximately 1" off the wall. Posts are 5/8" to 1" diameter, based on the print size. Print hangs by drilling holes into the wall. Click here for instructions.

FLUSH EDGE FRAME: The artwork is mounted flush-to-the-edge of a simple and elegant silver metal frame that is 1-1/4" deep (1-5/16" including the art print), creating a substantial feel to the display. Flush Edge framed prints have sharp square corners instead of rounded. Perfectly finished without glass. Delivered display-ready with hanging wire. 

FLOAT FRAME: Float Frames are mounted with a 1/4" space between the frame and the metal print, so that the print appears to be floating within the frame, creating added depth. The slim .03" modern metal moulding in light pewter complements any artwork.  Approximately 2" deep, the float frame is perfectly finished without glass. Delivered display-ready with hanging wire. 

ACRYLIC OVERLAY WITH METAL POSTS: Create substantial depth with a 1/2" optically pure acrylic panel overlay secured to the face of the metal print with metal posts. Print and Acrylic arrive with 4 holes drilled through each corner of the image and acrylic to insert the 4 metal posts provided, allowing the print to "float" approximately 1" off the wall. Metal prints with an acrylic overlay have sharp square corners instead of rounded. Posts are 5/8" to 1" diameter, based on the print size. Print hangs by drilling holes into the wall. Click here for instructions. Acrylic Overlay option for metal prints over 30" x 50" may add up to two weeks to production and delivery time. 

We guarantee the quality and workmanship of our products.

Replace Order

If we send you an incorrect art item or you receive a damaged or inferior product, simply contact us within 14 days of receiving your order. We will issue you a return approval code, and will promptly fix or replace your order with an identical item at no charge. If the artwork is damaged, please be sure to take a photo of the item and shipping container. We will provide a prepaid return shipping label.

Cancel or Change an Order

All artwork is custom made-to-order. Once your order is received we immediately begin production to create the item specifically for you. Therefore, once an item is ordered, we cannot guarantee we will be able to cancel or change it. If you need to cancel or change an order please contact us immediately. If we are able to cancel or change the order prior to the start of production, there will be a 10% fee applied (for incurred payment processing charges and handling fees). PLEASE NOTE: WE CANNOT GUARANTEE YOUR ARTWORK ORDER CAN BE CANCELLED OR CHANGED ONCE PRODUCTION HAS COMMENCED.


We offer a 14-day replacement. We do not provide refunds unless an order is cancelled prior to commencement of production.

To initiate an exchange or repair, please contact us via the Contact page 

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