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For some time, researchers speculated about the real authorship of this piece. Apart from the small size, the artwork was also painted over a panel, being that Vermeer produced mostly canvases. However, on a more in-depth analysis, the technical masterwork and the impeccable finishing later let no questions about it. Vermeer produced this piece around the year of 1666, and it’s still a mystery whether it’s a portrait or if it’s an unknown character created from a mixture of people the painter met.
The entire painting is interesting and somewhat mysterious. We can see only the lady's bust, but it’s still evident she is wearing an opulent dress made of thick blue fabric. The dress has thin, beautiful details, and along with the ornamented collar, show that this woman adequately dressed for a formal occasion. The focal point is the red puffy hat. The light casts onto the scene from the right-hand side of the viewer, as if there was a window opened there. The light highlights the beautiful vivid red hat covered in fur, and there is a lot of contrast between the top and the bottom part of it.
Her face is delicate and detailed. She is looking ahead with her brown piercing eyes, and it almost looks like someone called her or something drew her attention precisely at this moment. Her mouth is half opened, and most of the tones on her face are pale, except for her peachy mouth and rosy cheeks. Her dark hair is pulled behind, shadowed by the hat and face, and from the middle of the shadows pops a spot of light that is her earring.
In the back it’s possible to see a panel painted, suggesting that she is on a posh place or an event. The panel portrays green and beige pigments, fading away and enhancing the vivid colors of the main character on this layout. There are two wooden pieces also brightened by light in front of her, possibly the backseat of a chair.
This work is small yet impressive. The light is subtle and achieves a deep sense of realism. Even with the exaggerated contrasts, we have the feeling that the lady is sitting by the side of a window, being brightened by sunlight.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Girl With A Red Hat, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Girl With A Red Hat 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.
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.
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