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1st Art Gallery offers the option to receive your painting ready to hang or rolled in a tube.
Currently, for safety, we're able to ship framed paintings only up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached, the framing option is automatically disabled.
However, if you are interested in stretching or framing a painting larger than 24x36 inches (60x90 cm), please contact one of our customer success associates or let us know in your order notes. We will send you a catalog of our large framing styles and pricing options.
Unframed rolled canvas orders will arrive rolled inside a protective tube with an extra 1.5" white canvas on all sides so you can easily frame it locally.
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Reproductions Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, our reproductions of Reading a Letter are meticulously hand-painted by our skilled artists on canvas. Starting with a sketch, the artist adds all the details and colors, layer by layer, following the original brushstroke style. We are dedicated to creating only 100% handmade oil painting reproductions to ensure a faithful and museum-quality replica of Reading a Letter, as originally created by Adriaen Jansz. Van Ostade.
Famous works of art have been photographed numerous times, resulting in multiple images of the same painting with slightly different colors. By default, our artists will reference the image displayed on this page. However, we offer the flexibility for you to provide an alternative image of the same painting to ensure your reproduction is precisely as you'd like it. If you prefer a specific image different from the one on this page, please email it to us. To provide an alternative image, place the order and reply to the order confirmation email (which you will receive after the payment is complete) with the image attached. If you have any questions regarding this topic, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Once we have completed your Reading a Letter reproduction, we will promptly send you a high-quality image of the finished painting by email. This allows you to thoroughly review the artwork, provide feedback, or request modifications. We want to ensure your complete satisfaction, so we will not ship your Reading a Letter reproduction until you are 100% satisfied with it. This process ensures that you can place an order with confidence and receive the final artwork according to your preferences.
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We offer a variety of options for framing and stretching your artwork. If no option is selected, the painting will be shipped rolled in a heavy-duty tube, with extra blank canvas on all sides, allowing for easy framing or stretching locally. Please note that stretching and framing services are available up to certain sizes, as very large stretched or framed paintings may be damaged during shipping. For larger paintings, we recommend framing them locally.
If you select the stretched option, your reproduction of Reading a Letter will be stretched over a timber frame and arrive ready to hang straight on the wall. The width of the bars will be about 0.5 inches / 1.5 cm. Stretching is usually done in preparation for framing the painting, that is, sliding the stretched painting into a wooden frame. If you wish to hang the painting without a frame, we recommend selecting the Gallery Wrap service.
If you select the Gallery Wrap service, the wooden bars will be thicker, and the sides of the canvas will be painted as well, extending the painting out to the sides. Your reproduction of Reading a Letter will arrive ready to hang straight on the wall without needing a frame.
Lastly, if you choose to order your artwork framed, we offer various framing models. You can find the available options on this page, located just below the image of the painting itself.
Our largest option is 95 inches (240 centimeters) on one side and an unlimited length on the other.
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Your Reading a Letter reproduction will ship via FedEx, UPS or DHL and will be delivered to your door anywhere in the world. We will provide you with the tracking number as soon as the package ships. For safety purposes, please ensure that we have your correct and complete shipping address and phone number. These details will only be used for shipping purposes.
The delivery time is typically between 14-28 business days, depending on the complexity of the painting, its size, and the destination. If you require faster delivery of your Reading a Letter replica, we offer an expedited process for an additional fee. To discuss this option, please contact us.
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You may choose to purchase your painting framed, in which case, it will arrive "ready to hang". We offer more than 20 beautiful models, all hand finished and expertly assembled by our experienced framers.
Note that for safety reasons we can only frame up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached the framing option is automatically disabled.
If you are planning to frame your painting yourself, use an existing frame, or frame it locally, you may choose to order your painting with a stretching service, meaning that it will arrive mounted on wooden bars.
If you're considering not framing your painting at all, you may opt for a Gallery Wrap. The term Gallery Wrap refers to the way the canvas is stretched, which is by wrapping it around thick stretcher bars, about 1.5 inch thick, with the canvas being secured to the back rather than the sides of those bars.
All orders ship with UPS, FedEx or DHL and will arrive directly to your home or office. A tracking number will be emailed to you as soon as the order leaves our studio so you can track it online. All orders ship express and usually arrive within 4-5 days from the shipping date. Due to shipping restraints, many of our framed, stretched, and oversize paintings may take 6-21 days for arrival depending on the safest route determined by the postal service.
Unframed paintings are covered with a special protective film, are gently rolled and then placed inside a strong specially designed tube.
Stretched, Gallery Wrapped and Framed paintings are covered with protective bubble wrap, separated by foam board and then carefully put into the cardboard box.