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.
Down on his Luck is a beautiful 114 cm × 152 cm (45 in × 60 in) oil on canvas by the Australian painter Frederick McCubbin. The original artwork was created in 1889 and now belongs to the Art Gallery of Western Australia. Frederick McCubbin was one of the most significant Australian artists of all time. He was a leading figure in the Heidelberg School, popularly known as Australian Impressionism. Frederick McCubbin championed the habit of painting en plein air, as his peers did. He was also a notable teacher and later became the president of some of the most important Australian art institutions.
Down on his Luck was painted on a large rectangular canvas. The Australian Impressionism movement was fostered in Melbourne, and its decisive mark was the "9 by 5 Impression Exhibition". The event was a large one and had 183 artworks. Most of the paintings were done in the dimensions of 9 x 5 inches, and this format came from the fact that they were painted in cigar box lids. This show was focused on landscape painting and showed the artists' focus on capturing weather and mood changes through lighting and color.
The artwork features Louis Abrahams as a model, a tobacconist that gave most of the cigar box lids to the group of painters. The picture's setting was in the Box Hill artist camp, which the artists often used for their en plein air sessions. The composition features Abrahams sitting in the lower-left corner. The man is wearing light brown clothing with a hat, and his head is resting on his left hand. The man holds a pipe, and there is a fire in front of him, from which a light smoke stirs.
On the man's left side is a long gray bag. Most of the composition is comprised of light brown grass. Contrasting with this light brown are soft blue colors right on the painting's extremity. Behind Abrahams, further in the picture, is a big, tall tree. Most of the background is filled with high trees with cold green leaves, painted as blotches, with the usual pictorial touch of McCubbin. Down on his Luck is an incredible work that shows all of McCubbin's skills in capturing atmosphere and mood through landscape painting.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Down on his Luck, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Down on his Luck 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 "Down on his Luck" by Frederick McCubbin. The Reproduction will be hand painted by one of our talented artist. "Down on his Luck" by Frederick McCubbin 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.