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.
Vermeer has been one of the most famous painters of his time. He was not incredibly prolific, and this is due to the fact that he used to work with much care and attention producing profoundly realistic pieces with perfect textures and materials. His paintings were small yet striking. He also liked to work with expensive pigments, so the colors on his artworks are usually vibrant and unique. During his lifetime, he achieved moderate fame, which sets him apart from the large group of painters that died without a penny to their name and no recognition of their work.
This was a time where many artists would be doing religious pieces and mostly portraits of holy figures. Vermeer stands out bringing into painting portraits of regular situations and ordinary people. He painted streets and houses, servants and people who were not important, sacred or historical.
On a quick look, The Little Street almost looks like a photograph. The quaint scene shows the front side of a house. The front door is opened, and a servant is sitting on the chair doing some embroidery work. To the left-hand side of the viewer, an opened gate leads the observer into a sort of little courtyard where another servant stands by the side of a broom. Behind the front side of this house, it’s possible to observe a series of European rooftops and chimineas.
One of the most striking features are the textures and materials painted on the house and the street. The houses are mostly covered in bricks, but the bottom half of the walls are covered with a thin layer of white paint. The bricks are old and worn out with different colors. Even some cracks on the brick wall are drawn meticulously. On the bottom part of the wall that is covered in white paint, it’s possible to see the texture of the bricks behind it.
The bottom part of the windows is covered by colored wooden shutters. They are composed of rectangular boards put together, also drawn individually to the point where we can observe the texture and detail on each board. Even though there are several glass windows on this painting, it’s not possible to peek inside the house. The cobblestone street is irregular and helps the little frontside to achieve perspective.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of The Little Street (or Het Straatje), you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of The Little Street (or Het Straatje) 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 "The Little Street (or Het Straatje)" by Jan Vermeer Van Delft. The Reproduction will be hand painted by one of our talented artist. "The Little Street (or Het Straatje)" by Jan Vermeer Van Delft 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.