Washington Commanders 1937

Tino Paolini

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Watercolor Painting

Tino Paolini

This beautifully framed piece features an original piece of watercolor artwork glass-framed in an attractive two inch wide black resin frame with a double mat. The outer dimensions of the framed piece are approximately 17” wide x 24.5” high, although the exact size will vary according to the size of the original piece of art.

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This beautifully framed piece features an original piece of watercolor artwork glass-framed in an attractive two inch wide black resin frame with a double mat. The outer dimensions of the framed piece are approximately 17” wide x 24.5” high, although the exact size will vary according to the size of the original piece of art.

At the core of the framed piece is the actual piece of original artwork as painted by the artist on textured 100% rag, water-marked watercolor paper. In many cases the original artwork has handwritten notes in pencil from the artist (be sure to “See the actual artwork without the frame” elsewhere in this website). Simply put, this is beautiful, one-of-a-kind artwork.

The outer mat is a rich textured black acid-free mat with a decorative inset white v-groove, while the inner mat is a complimentary colored acid-free mat reflecting one of the team’s primary colors. The website image of this framed piece shows the mat color that we suggest (Maroon), but since each piece is custom framed, we are happy to use whatever color mat you wish (depending on availability) – our standard mat colors are:

Light Blue / Dark Blue / Brown / Maroon (close to brown) / White / Silver / Gold / Yellow (bright yellow) / Green (dark green) / Orange / Purple / Red (bright red, somewhat close to PMS 186)

Beneath the artwork is a silver plate with black text describing the original artwork. The text for this piece will read:

This original, one-of-a-kind watercolor painting of the 1937 Washington Redskins (now the Washington Commanders) uniform is the original artwork that was used in the creation of this Washington Commanders uniform evolution print and tens of thousands of other Washington Commanders products that have been sold across North America. This original piece of art was painted by artist Tino Paolini for Maple Leaf Productions Ltd. 1937 was a NFL Championship winning season for the Washington Redskins.

Beneath the silver plate is a 3” x 9” reproduction of a well known, best-selling print that celebrates the history of the team. The print beautifully illustrates the chronological evolution of the team’s uniform and shows you how the original art was used in the creation of this print. If you look closely, you will see that the print features the actual artwork being offered for sale. The 3” x 9” print looks like this:

The piece is framed with an extremely high quality framing glass. We have used this glass style for many years with excellent results. We package every piece very carefully in a double layer of bubble wrap and a rigid double-wall cardboard package to avoid breakage at any point during the shipping process, but if damage does occur, we will gladly repair, replace or refund. Please note that all of our products come with a 90 day 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Each framed piece also comes with a two page letter signed by Scott Sillcox describing the history behind the art. If there was an extra-special story about your piece of art, that story will be included in the letter. When you receive your framed piece, you should find the letter lightly attached to the front of the framed piece.

If you have any questions, at any time, about the actual artwork or about any of the artist’s handwritten notes on the artwork, I would love to tell you about them. Simply email me, Scott Sillcox, at scott@heritagesportsart.com and I will tell you everything I can about your original piece of art. The artists and I spent well over ten years of our lives creating these pieces of original artwork, and in many cases there are stories I can tell you about your actual piece of artwork that might add an extra element of interest in your one-of-a-kind purchase.

Please note that all reproduction rights for this original work are retained in perpetuity by the National Football League unless specifically stated otherwise in writing by the NFL. For further information, please contact Heritage Sports Art at questions@heritagesportsart.com .



A quick note about the 1936 season before we get to the 1937 season: In 1936, the Boston Redskins won the NFL Eastern Division, and the right to host the NFL Championship against the NFL Western Division Champion Green Bay Packers. But Redskins owner George Preston Marshall was unhappy with the fan support in Boston and moved the championship game to the Polo Grounds in New York. Deprived of their home-field advantage, the Redskins lost to the Green Bay Packers 21-6 in front of 29,000+ fans.Now for 1937: After playing at Fenway Park for three years, the Boston Redskins move to Washington and quickly establish themselves as front runners going 8-3 in the regular season and advancing to the NFL Championship Game. In this era, the playoffs consisted of a single game for the NFL Championship that pitted the winner of the 5 team Eastern Division against the winner of the 5 team West.Thus it was that the Redskins faced off against the 9-1-1 Chicago Bears at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Led by the rookie sensation Sammy Baugh, the Redskins came from behind in the 4th quarter to upset the Bears 28-21 for their first NFL Championship.George Preston Marshall, the flamboyant Redskins laundry-chain owner, and ever the showman would quickly became synonymous with lavish & bizarre halftime stunts and shows. Marching bands, and spectacular mystery guest arrivals became a trademark! One year at the teams final home game saw a Santa Claus arrive at Griffith Stadium in a helicopter! Over the course of the teams first 9 years in Washington, the Redskins would make it to the NFL championship match 5 times (1937, 1940, 1942, 1943, 1945) winning it twice (1937 and 1942).This jersey, as worn by the infamous QB Slingin Sammy Baugh, has a wonderful distinguishing feature on the sleeves - there are Indian head patches. If you look closely, you'll notice that they're both profiles of the Indians RIGHT side. Thus, the head looks the same way on the right arm the head faces forward, while on the left arm it faces backward. The most logical explanation is that it would have been costlier to make two different patches, thus they simply used the same patch and put it on both sleeves.In 1994 the Redskins and all NFL teams honored the 75th anniversary of the league by wearing throwback jerseys. In the Redskins 94 throwback jersey, the patches are of opposite profiles such that each Indian head faces the front of the jersey. I'd be curious to know if this was an oversight on the leagues part, or if it was a deliberate attempt to do what we now consider to be normal design.This is a classic jersey with beautiful gold uniform numbers with white outlines, and the previously mentioned Indian head patches, gold pants and gold helmet. So beautiful, in fact, that it was the jersey the Redskins chose to honor in 1994 by making it their throwback style jersey.

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