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.
Assumption of the Virgin is a beautiful 242 × 161 cm religious oil painting by the artist Guido Reni. The artwork is dated 1637 and is part of the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon. Reni was the most significant representative of the Carracci workshop, which proposed a return to the High Renaissance principles as a counter-reaction to the rising Mannerism and its more extravagant ways. Reni is a Baroque painter who worked in Classic-inspired tradition, constantly taking his figures from old Roman monuments and bringing a sense of serenity and balance to his pictures. The Italian Master was also profoundly religious, and his close acquaintances noted his devoted attitude towards the figure of Mary. In Assumption of the Virgin, Guido Reni showed all his skill and grace in depicting religious characters.
Assumption of the Virgin was painted on a large, vertical canvas. One of the most accomplished artists from his period, Reni often worked with large formats. He was familiar with impressive scales since his early career, probably working on similar formats while a pupil at the Carracci Academy. Assumption of the Virgin was painted at the end of Reni’s career when he employed less impasto and used light and vibrating palettes more extensively.
Virgin Mary is looking up with her arms wide open. Her eyes are rolling up, a sign of being taken by divine grace. There is a halo around her head, shining with beautiful yellow-orangish light. Mary is depicted as a blonde woman, and there is a transparent veil around her neck and shoulders. Jesus’s mother wears a long burgundy tunic and a deep blue long, heavy cape. Both colors were typically employed by High Renaissance paintings and show Reni’s debt to this period, especially to the works of Raphael.
The background is a warm brown light, which symbolizes the heavenly realm. Forming an oval shape around her figure are clouds and little cherub heads painted in a vaporous way. The clouds are painted very accurately conducts the viewer’s eye through the work. On the bottom part of the painting, below Mary’s unusually long legs, there is a group of five angels embracing her legs and around her feet. Here, the background becomes blue, creating a dynamic contrast with the orange area above.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Assumption of the Virgin, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Assumption of the Virgin 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 "Assumption of the Virgin" by Guido Reni. The Reproduction will be hand painted by one of our talented artist. "Assumption of the Virgin" by Guido Reni 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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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.
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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.