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John Singer Sargent began painting Ponte San Giuseppe di Castello in 1903 and concluded the piece in 1904, while in Venice. This artwork is one of the many breathtaking riverscape watercolor paintings the artist completed during the mature period of his career – he was forty-three years old when he began this work.
The American artist began his career in Europe, as he was born in Italy but his parents were Americans. Although from an early age he did not fit in with the traditional school system, he was a brilliant young man. His mother, Mary Newbold Sargent, encouraged him to perceive his natural talents for music and art, helping him by sharing her passion for traveling to different locations. Sargent eventually flunked from school, but became very talented in literature, music, and, of course, visual arts – as well as learning three languages. He focused on painting and learned the ways of the Classic Academies by studying the art of the past masters in his travels. His main influences at the time were the Baroque painters, like Van Dyck and Diego Velazquez – inspirations that can be seen in Sargent’s work until the end of his life.
Early in his career, Sargent gained great praise from the critics and especially from the Paris Salon. In 1879, he was awarded Honorable Mention from the Salon for his portrayal of this painting teacher, entitled Carolus-Duran. He was studying in Paris at the time, and Duran was able to open the painter’s eyes to a new way of executing his craft. By trusting his instincts, Sargent slowly began deconstructing his technique and bending the strict regulations of the academies, creating his unique style. After years of working with tremendous amounts of commissioned portraits from influential people of the high-society, Sargent focused on new projects.
The death of his mother in 1906 marked his life and pushed him into stop taking in commissioned portraits altogether. Many historians believe that this was also a significant influence for the artist to perfect his watercolor craft – and he later became a member of the Royal Watercolor Society. In Ponte San Giuseppe di Castello, Sargent worked with an Impressionistic style, portraying many boats on the waters painted with navy blue, green, and turquoise, which also reflect the beautiful shades of brown and ochre of the buildings and bridge that crosses the river.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Ponte San Giuseppe di Castello, Venice, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Ponte San Giuseppe di Castello, Venice 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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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.
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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 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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