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 beautiful Pleasant Company, by British genre painter Heywood Hardy, represents the artist’s settling into the Romanticist style. Produced in 1906, on the last legs of the artist’s Londoner period, this excellent oil on canvas measures 71 x 91 cm. It was last auctioned in 2009 on Sotheby’s of London for 61.650 British Pounds.
Presented as the central subject matter are two people, who are likely to be a couple, leisurely riding their horses through the white sand of a beach, accompanied by a small company dog, which looks like a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Wearing white hats, they seem enthralled by each other, which is reinforced by the composition cropped tightly around them, as if nothing else exists in the world. The man leans on his saddle towards the woman, wearing a smart grey suit, looking at her from under his hat’s brim. The woman, riding sideways as the rules of decency of the time would demand, wears a sensible riding dress and listens to her companion presenting shyness, her chin pointing towards her chest and her hands slightly raised in front of her. The brilliant Hardy shows here his proficiency with the portrayal of body language, presenting the woman as resisting her companion’s advances, but including queues in her body language and expression that show her interest in him and that the resistance is just pretense.
However, the scene presents one slight incongruity in its depiction. If we understand from the whiteness of the woman’s attire that this is an unmarried couple, then custom would also demand that there should be a third element portrayed behind the two lovebirds, a chaperone. This could, of course, be a narrative choice by the painter, wanting to signal that this might be a clandestine encounter, even though pretense of decency is maintained. On the other hand, other details show Hardy’s experience in animal painting. The horses’ pose, for example, demonstrates that the painter knows that horses riding together tend to match each others’ rhythm, denoted by the position of their legs.
It is also refreshing to see the artist portraying different seasons since most of his genre painting occurs in the autumn, during hunting season, while this seems to happen in the summer. This has a definite effect on his color palette, producing a mood wholly different from his body of work.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Pleasant Company, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Pleasant Company 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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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.