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Mary and Elizabeth is an oil on copper painting by painter Carl Heinrich Bloch, who is, until this day, one of the most praised artists from Denmark. Mary and Elizabeth retell a passage of Jesus Christ's life; after Angel Gabriel announces to Mary, she'll bear God's child.
The painting depicts when Mary, after being visited by Gabriel, goes to Elizabeth, an older relative, to tell her the news. Gabriel stated that, as proof that he wasn't lying to Mary, Elizabeth would bear a child even if she wasn't capable anymore. In Saint Luke's gospel, it's revealed that Elizabeth was also pregnant; with John The Baptist. In the painting, we see Elizabeth with her arms open, at the top of a flight of stairs, celebrating her pregnancy. Mary looks at her, and there is a halo upon her head. Both women seem to be happy.
He was associated with the Royal Danish Academy, where he got his degree and later acted as the Vice-Director. During his career, Heinrich Bloch was commissioned by J. C. Jacobsen, responsible for the reconstruction of Frederikborg's chapel. After this work, Bloch plunged into religious imagery, painting many pictures on the subject, so much that most Danish people are informed about Biblical narratives through his pictures.
Bloch entered the Royal Danish Academy in 1849, where he developed his technical skill and his sensibility. Very shortly, since 1852, Bloch was already exhibiting drawings in contests related to the Academy. Three years later, the institution gave him a grant that was fundamental for his career. He visited many countries such as France, Belgium, the Netherlands and settled for ten years in Italy. In the latter, after careful observation and studies, he got acquainted with the works of the Old Masters, being particularly inspired by Raphael Sanzio and Rembrandt.
Carl Heinrich Bloch, a 19th-century painter, was an Academic artist, and his career was many times prompted by his relationship - as a student, member, and teacher - with the Royal Academy. Academic art was reliant on some principles; the study of masterpieces from the past, such as Greek sculpture and Renaissance painting, in which a student made many sketches before engaging with an actual painting, and the search for realistic depiction, ordered by perspective, human anatomy and optical tricks.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Mary and Elizabeth, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Mary and Elizabeth that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
Free shipping is included in the price of the painting. Once the painting is ready and dry enough to ship, we will roll it and ship it in a sturdy cardboard tube.
We always ship express via courier to ensure your order reaches you as soon as possible - normally within three business days. The total delivery time from the moment you place your order until the package is delivered to your door is normally between three to four weeks.
If, in the unlikely event you were dissatisfied with the painting after reviewing it in person, it can be returned for a full refund for up to 365 days after delivery.
When you receive the painting; you are free to return it for more revisions or else for a full refund minus our actual shipping cost -- which is, on average, $25 per painting.
1st Art Gallery provides a full warranty covering manufacturing and material defects for paintings purchased from our website. The warranty covers damage for normal use. Damage caused by incidents such as accidents or inappropriate use are not covered.
Depending on the degree of damage to the warranted painting, it will either be repaired or replaced. This warranty service is provided free of charge.
When purchasing a painting on its own, it will arrive rolled inside a secure tube with an extra 1.5" of white canvas on all sides so you can easily frame it in any local frame shop.
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.