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.
View of Toledo is a marvelous 47 3/4 x 42 3/4 in. (121.3 x 108.6 cm) oil on canvas by the unique artist El Greco. The original artwork was painted between 1599 and 1600 and now belongs to the vast and incredible collection of The Metropolitan Museum. El Greco was a forefront Greek painter belonging to the Spanish Renaissance. His works were quite different from the High Renaissance, and scholars often point out that El Greco sought to reconcile Renaissance themes with a treatment that is more akin to Byzantine painting. In this way, his work became a reference for Modern painters for its unique and innovative character. View of Toledo is one of his best-known artworks.
Unfortunately, from this incredible painter, only two of his landscapes survived. Because of the Council of Trent, which was the Counter-Reform’s reaction to the popularization of Protestantism, landscape painting was banned in Spain, making it a rare genre to be worked on by Spanish artists. Because of this, it is believed that View of Toledo might be the first Spanish landscape ever. It became one of the most well-known landscape paintings and is usually praised for its original depiction of the sky, represented in the unique El Greco manner.
Vast green fields dominate the picture’s lower half. El Greco’s signature is visible on the bottom right corner, inscribed in a stone. In this area, the painter applied very smooth brushstrokes to capture the texture of the grass. The site is filled with vegetation, such as pointy bushes and trees. The cold water comes pouring from the right corner and becomes a running river in the mid-section. There, tiny figures were made with fast strokes to indicate that there were people fishing, working, and hunting by the lake.
A large stone is seen by the middle of the pond. On the right side, a road leads to the city seen in the distance. Trees accompany the road and contrast their deep green against the light fields. On the left side, there are some tiny houses, and the city is revealed with bigger structures, such as the cathedral at the center. The sky was painted luminously, alternating from a strong glimmer to the heavy gray clouds.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of View of Toledo 1597-99, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of View of Toledo 1597-99 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.
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Get hand painted museum quality reproduction of "View of Toledo 1597-99" by El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos). The Reproduction will be hand painted by one of our talented artist. "View of Toledo 1597-99" by El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos) 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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All our artists have at least 15 years of experience. We only hire qualified artists with advanced degrees in Fine Arts who have completed a dissertation in European or American art.
We only use the highest quality oil paint and finest available canvas. We insist on sourcing our materials from brands that have been in business for at least a century or more.
Our most senior artists, those who have at least 25 years experience, carefully examine each and every painting that comes out of our studio. No order is shipped before it meets our standards, which are the highest in the industry.
Some companies claim to be selling handmade paintings when in fact they use printing presses and screening methods to speed-up the reproduction process and lower costs. We've been selling genuine handmade online since 2003!
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.