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.
The American artist John Singer Sargent painted The Honourable Pauline Astor in 1898. The sitter, Pauline Astor was only in her late teens when the artist portrayed her, and she was the eldest daughter of William Waldorf Astor, an important American financer. Later in 1909, Sargent portrayed Nancy Witcher Langhorne, who was married to Astor’s brother, in a painting entitled Mrs. Waldorf Astor.
This period represented the peak of the artist’s career as a portrait painter, and he would work on dozens of oil portraits per year, as well as hundreds of commissioned portrait drawings. Studying classic painting techniques from an early age, encouraged by his parents, Sargent was exceptionally talented. His passionate, hard work paid off when he received an Honorable Mention from the prestigious Paris Salon for his painting Carolus-Duran. Being mentored by Carolus Duran himself, Sargent understood the balance how to work with his vast knowledge of classic painting, with the freedom brought by modern art.
By listening to his instincts and knowing when to bend the rules of the Academies, Sargent developed a unique style of painting which pleased the critics immensely. He was able to capture the essence of the sitter and blend a realistic portrayal with areas of visible and expressive brushstrokes. The painter eventually experimented with Impressionistic paintings by the end of his career, but never losing his classic background, like influences from the masters of the Baroque art.
The painting The Honourable Pauline Astor was done during the peak of the artist's portrait production. Miss Astor stands in a natural surrounding, wearing a pure white gown. She looks straight at the viewer with her chin held high and a faint smile. The sitter has small blue flowers in her hair and on her chest, as well as delicate pearl necklaces. Her clothing is almost regal, as she wears a silver-blue cloak, with brown fur lining while holding a matching fur muff in her hands. Her companion, a small Spaniel, tugs on her cloak, as if it were asking her for attention. This humored detail was uncommon in Sargent’s work but truly brings a different light to the scene. The background shows a beautiful landscape in loosely painted shades of brown, orange, and ochre, as well as a light blue sky.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of The Honourable Pauline Astor, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of The Honourable Pauline Astor 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 "The Honourable Pauline Astor" by John Singer Sargent. The Reproduction will be hand painted by one of our talented artist. "The Honourable Pauline Astor" 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.