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 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 high-class portrait Millicent, Duchess of Sutherland during the year 1904. Lady Millicent Fanny St. Clair-Erskine was a hostess for the British society, an author, editor, playwright, and journalist, who was also known by her pen name Erskine Gower. The Duchess also served in the First World War in the Red Cross. Sargent portrayed her half-sister as well, in the painting entitled The Countess of Warwick and her Son.
Traditional portrait painting was the style that propelled Sargent’s career at an early age, as his impeccable techniques were recognized by the art critics, as well as the Paris Salon. After becoming Carolus Duran’s student, the artist learned that he could bend the strict rule of traditional painting and incorporate modern techniques to create a unique style. Sargent also began to experiment with Impressionist techniques after working with Claude Oscar Monet in 1885. Although the artist made a living working with oil portraits of wealthy, high-class and influential patrons, like Millicent, Duchess of Sutherland, he eventually grew tired of the amount of work and dedication he had to put into each commission and moved to another kind of art projects in his career.
In this portrait, Sargent used a large, vertical canvas to fit his model standing on the canvas. Lady Millicent stands in the middle of the painting, delicately placing her right hand on a black, highly ornamented marble fountain. Her figure is realistically portrayed, and her expression is peaceful as she looks at the viewer. The Duchess’ skin is extremely light, creating a contrast with the dark vegetation of the background. Sargent was profoundly influenced by the Baroque art and often used dramatic light and dark contrast in his portrait paintings. Her blue-green gown has a low-cut neck, many details in lace and many white roses in embroidery on her skirt.
The model holds a long, dry branch of vegetation in her other hand, which is hidden in the shadow. The background has an Impressionistic take to it, as the lighting that shines through the treetops are carefully observed. The shades of black, brown, and green in the background are loosely painted, giving an impression of the vegetation. The brown ground shows spots of sunlight in light shades of blue, yellow, ochre, and orange.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Millicent, Duchess of Sutherland, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Millicent, Duchess of Sutherland 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 "Millicent, Duchess of Sutherland" by John Singer Sargent. The Reproduction will be hand painted by one of our talented artist. "Millicent, Duchess of Sutherland" 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.
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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.
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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.