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John Singer Sargent painted the portrait entitled Elizabeth Winthrop Chanler, also known as Mrs John Jay Chapman in 1893. Elizabeth’s younger sister, Margaret, commissioned this painting as a gift and was stored in her home until 1963. Five years later, she married, and the canvas went to her son, Chanler Chapman, who donated it in 1980 to the National Museum of American Art.
Elizabeth was twenty-six years old when Sargent concluded this stunning portrait of her, and he stated her face was like the Madonna, but her she had eyes of a child. In fact, she did have to grow up quickly at a young age, receiving many responsibilities of taking care of her seven siblings after her mother passed away. The artwork translates her emotional turmoils and tumultuous life in simple details. She is centered on the canvas, sitting in a black velvet dress and staring intensely at the viewer. She rests an arm on one of the ornamented pillows while interlacing her fingers in an almost nervous position.
The background shows two of Sargent’s work in a symmetrical composition. On the right, there is a small painting of Madonna and Child with a gold decorated frame and on the left a copy painting of Franz Hals. The horizontal lines balance out the background with the symmetry of her face as well. The model sits on a long chair with patterned cushioned seats. There are two large pillows in shades of red, green, and orange – giving a vibrant area of color to the painting. Elizabeth’s clothing was beautifully painted giving an illusion of velvet texture. Her short, puffy sleeves are carefully placed, and break the horizontal line of the chair behind her.
Sargent was at his peak of his portrait production, as he became well-known after being awarded Honorable Mention from the Paris Salon for his painting entitled Carolus-Duran. Although praised for his classic artwork, Sargent also worked with Impressionist style of working. But it was during this year that he gave up on exhibiting his modern paintings, for he had little or no reaction from the public – continuing to create these works but only to himself. During this period, he was most famous for portrait painting, as he was able to capture the true essence of the sitter.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Elizabeth Winthrop Chanler (or Mrs John Jay Chapman), you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Elizabeth Winthrop Chanler (or Mrs John Jay Chapman) 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 plastic 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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