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Currently, for safety, we're able to ship framed paintings only 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.
John Singer Sargent painted the portrait entitled Maud Coats in 1906, one of the many commissioned paintings he produced during this period. The artist became very famous for this style of painting, after receiving an Honorable Mention for his submission of Carolus-Duran to the Paris Salon. He began getting a massive amount of commissioned portraits from the elite society of Europe and the United States, having up to a dozen commissioned paintings per year.
The oil painting Maud Coats was one of the commissioned pieces Sargent was so famous for painting. The model in the portrait was the Duchess of Wellington, a wealthy woman of powerful status – like most of the painter’s sitters at the time. She wears a delicate white dress with ruffles around her chest, her arms, and skirt. The bundles of fabric create two roses on her chest, which match the actual rose in her right hand on her lap. Her other hand is resting on her hip – since this is not a spontaneous portrait but literally posed. Her waist is extremely cinched in, as it was expected of women in this period, and she wears a bright orange fabric around her waist. This is the only area of vibrant color in the painting, accentuating her sculpted body.
The Duchess’ skin is soft and light, like a porcelain doll. Her rosy cheeks and lips give a sense of innocence, but her glare and posture show a mature and confident woman. Her brown hair is up in curly buns, showing her long neck. She wears small, simple earrings and a choker on her neck with a single tiny pearl - highlighting her neck even more. The lighting and atmosphere Sargent created is an apparent influence of the Baroque art, like the portraits of Diego Velazquez.
It was during this same year that Sargent’s mother, Mrs. Mary Newbold Singer Sargent, passed away. The artist was working in Jerusalem when he received a wire with the news, and the funeral was going to take place in London. This marked the painter’s life and changed drastically the direction he would soon take. His mother was a painter herself, working mainly with watercolor, and encouraged Sargent greatly to pursue an artistic career. A year later, the painter decided not to take in portrait commissions and focused on other projects, working a lot more with watercolors.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Maud Coats, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Maud Coats 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.
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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.
Unframed paintings are covered with a special protective film, are gently rolled and then placed inside a strong specially designed tube.
Stretched, Gallery Wrapped and Framed paintings are covered with protective bubble wrap, separated by foam board and then carefully put into the cardboard box.