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.
John Singer Sargent painted the Impressionistic work entitled Marionettes in 1903. This painting has a different approach than most of Sargent’s art, making it a stand-out work of art that portrays a behind the scenes view of a marionette show. This particular piece was done with oil paint on board, instead of canvas, giving it a rougher look – a perfect match for the painting style he used.
The Paris Salon helped the artist propel his career as a portrait painter early, giving him much praise for the paintings he submitted. Sargent was awarded an Honorable Mention for the portrayal of his teacher entitled Carolus-Duran, and he began working with many influential and wealthy patrons. While studying with Duran in Paris, Sargent learned how to balance the academic painting techniques with the freedom of the modern style, creating his unique style. During this period, he would already experiment with bolder techniques like Impressionistic paintings. The artist also enjoyed working with watercolor painting; a media also accomplished by his mother. In fact, the same year Sargent painted Marionettes, he held his first major solo exhibit of watercolors paintings in the Carfax Gallery in London.
After working extensively with oil portraits for high-class patrons, Sargent decided to take a different direction in his career and focused on other projects, like mural paintings. In parallel to his traditional paintings, the artist adventured into the world of Impressionism. In 1885, he was able to paint with his friend Claude Oscar Monet for the first time. Sargent learned about painting en plein air, as the French called it, painting outdoors. The effects of natural sunlight over a landscape are significant factors for the Impressionist painters to portray.
Although the painting Marionettes is an indoor scene, the artist’s keen observation of the lighting is very Impressionistic. With a warm color palette, Sargent captured the cozy atmosphere of this marionette show illuminated by the yellow light of the gas lanterns. On the top of the canvas, four people stand behind the scenery holding the sticks that manipulate the figures. The puppets on the bottom of the work bring more colors to the scene, like red and blue-green, with detailed characters that overlap one another. The dark background contrasts with the bright scene and shows a man peeking the presentation from the side of the scenery.
Real Oil Paints, Real Brushes, Real Artists, Real Art. The Certificate of Authenticity which arrives with every painting provides an assurance and verifies the authenticity of the hand painted fine art reproduction you purchased. Each oil painting is created by hand using only the finest canvas and oil paints available.
Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Marionettes, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Marionettes 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 "Marionettes" by John Singer Sargent. The Reproduction will be hand painted by one of our talented artist. "Marionettes" by John Singer Sargent 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.