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 Ghent Altarpiece (wings open) is a stunning 3.4 × 4.6 m (11 x 15 ft.) Altarpiece by Hubert and Jan Van Eyck, measuring 375 × 260 cm when closed. The work was started in the middle of the 1420s, but it was only finished in 1432, six years after Hubert's death. Jodocus Vjid commissioned the work. He was a close associate and most trusted counselor of Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy. Philip was Van Eyck's patron, with the painter acting as his court artist and trusted diplomatic agent. The Ghent Altarpiece is among one of the most celebrated European artworks, captivating the audience with its masterful oil painting technique and religiously loaded content and imagery.
The Ghent Altarpiece is an impressive wood panel polyptych. The Altarpiece was a medium that began to be developed during the 11th century. Around the 12th century, Northern Europe became a strong center of Altarpiece development. Hieronymus Bosch, the famed painter of grotesque and bizarre pictures, also worked extensively with altarpieces, constantly expanding their limitations and using the picture division creatively. Scholars have debated Vjid's intention with the commission and noted that he and his wife had no children. It might have to be his desire to leave a sort of legacy while securing social prestige and political power.
On the Altarpiece's inauguration, Philip the Good and Isabella of Portugal's son were baptized in the St. Bavo church, where the Altarpiece is, another sign of Vjid's prestige. While depicting such a strong religious theme, having God, Mary, and St. John the Baptist on the upper portion sided by Adam and Eve and the Adoration of the Lamb on the lower section, Van Eyck worked with a never seen treatment until then. His attention to detail, his skill in painting many surfaces with fidelity (such as metal, fabric, and human skin), and his use of color were all hailed as the work of a master.
The central disposition of the upper section was inspired by the Deësis, an iconic Byzantine representation. The figures are monumental in size and are accompanied by Latin inscriptions in gold. On both their left and right sides, angels sing and play the organ. Further away on each end are deeply naturalistic and impressive renditions of Adam and Eve, which stay away from the more idealized figures. Finally, a religious procession is happening at the bottom, with the lamb's sacrifice at its center.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of The Ghent Altarpiece (wings open) 1432, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of The Ghent Altarpiece (wings open) 1432 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.
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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 "The Ghent Altarpiece (wings open) 1432" by Jan Van Eyck. The Reproduction will be hand painted by one of our talented artist. "The Ghent Altarpiece (wings open) 1432" by Jan Van Eyck 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.
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.