The artist will add 3 inches (7.5 cm) of extra paint “bleed” to every 4 sides of the canvas. There will still be 1.5 inches (4 cm) of white canvas around all 4 sides of the canvas.
1st Art Gallery offers the option to receive your painting ready to hang or rolled in a tube.
Currently, the frames listed will be only ship 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.
The Enchanted Castle, also titled as Landscape with Psyche Outside the Palace of Cupid, is a breathtaking 88.5 × 152.7 cm (34.8 × 60.1 in) oil painting by the French Baroque artist Claude Lorrain. The original piece was made in 1624 and now belongs to the National Gallery in London. Claude Lorrain is one of the greatest landscape painters of all time, focusing on the genre when it was rather unusual, except for the Dutch painters who worked with landscape since Brueghel. The Enchanted Castle is a beautiful piece that perfectly exemplifies Lorrain’s painting style.
The work was commissioned by Lorenzo Onofrio Colonna, an Italian nobleman. Lorrain was from France but lived most of his life in Italy. Yet, he had ties with the nobility of both regions, fastly acquiring a sustainable network of aristocrats who were deeply interested in his works. To make them more sought and popularized, Lorrain not only did plain landscapes but often reworked religious and mythological themes to attract a more extensive clientele.
In the case of The Enchanted Castle, the lonely figure is the one of Psyche, as indicated in the alternate title. Her pose was inspired by the Master of the Die, a famous Italian engraver that depicted the same subject. In the case of Lorrain’s piece, it isn’t sure if the depicted scene is of Psyche waiting for her lover or after Cupid had abandoned her. Her solitary pose and melancholic expression tend to suggest that it is the former case. Psyche’s pose with her chin resting on her hand and the picture’s cold palette are elements that ground this thesis.
The artwork was painted with the seductive traditional color handling employed by Lorrain. Most of the picture is filled with well-applied and harmonizing tones of green, including a soft tint on Psyche’s skin. The painting’s lower area is filled with deep green grass and high trees on its extremities. In a darker section, a little bit further, there is a darker area where animals roam. Psyche is a little bit to the left, and the high-standing castle is in the composition’s middle, against the faint yellow light of the sky that is vanishing. Lorrain captures the mood perfectly, and his harmonious use of color and lighting invites a contemplation state.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of The Enchanted Castle, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of The Enchanted Castle 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.
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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.
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Get hand painted museum quality reproduction of "The Enchanted Castle" by Claude Lorrain (Gellee). The Reproduction will be hand painted by one of our talented artist. "The Enchanted Castle" by Claude Lorrain (Gellee) Reproduction will come with Free Certificate of Authenticity that verifies the authenticity of the hand painted fine art reproduction you purchased.
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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.