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 20x24 inches (50x60 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.
Jacques-Louis David was a famous Neo-classical painter and very influential, both in politics and in the art scene during the French Revolution era. Born in 1748 into a well-established family, he was raised by his uncles and received an excellent education at the University of Paris. David had a facial tumor, an issue that troubled his speech, which brought him problems in school. In 1774, Jacques-Louis won the Prix de Rome with his magnificent Antiochus and Stratonice, with the support and instructions of his mentor, Vien.
He became a student of François Boucher, one of the most prominent painters of the XVII century, and was a distant relative. With the master, he learned to paint in Rococo style. Still, with young David more prone to the Classical style, Boucher decided to send his student to Joseph-Marie Vien to finish his education in the Royal Academy, now the Louvre museum.
The astonishing portrait of Madame Récamier shows the socialite of Paris, Juliette Récamier, at the height of Neo-classical fashion. She is reclining on a Directory style sofa in an Empire line dress, with almost bare arms, and short hair "à la" Titus", all this being very avant-garde for the time. Récamier is a type of sofa or chaise longue on which she liked to recline on, and it was named in her honor. This is less than a portrait of a person but an ideal of feminine elegance. Madame Récamier, although only twenty-three years old, was already one of the most admired women of her time.
Commissioned in 1800 by Madame Récamier, a Parisian socialite, it remained unfinished. The high society woman thought that David was working too slowly and requested the same painting from one of his students. The artist got angry with that act and did not finish the work of art. In his own words, Jacques-Louis said to the Madame: "Women have their whims, as do artists. Allow me to satisfy mine by keeping this portrait."
Known as Juliette, Jeanne Françoise Julie Adélaïde Récamier was one of the most influential women in French society. She was married to a banker, Jacques-Rose Récamier, since 15 years old, and remained a virgin until her forties, without the consumption of their marriage. There was a rumor going around at the time that mister Récamier was her biological father, who married Juliette to make her his heir.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Madame Récamier 1800, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Madame Récamier 1800 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 "Madame Récamier 1800" by Jacques Louis David. The Reproduction will be hand painted by one of our talented artist. "Madame Récamier 1800" by Jacques Louis David Reproduction will come with Free Certificate of Authenticity that verifies the authenticity of the hand painted fine art reproduction you purchased.
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.