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John Singer Sargent painted the group portrait commissioned by the ninth Duke of Marlborough entitled The Marlborough Family in 1905. The family wanted to make this portrait so to follow the tradition begun by the fourth Duke who commissioned an artwork of his family with Sir Joshua Reynolds – a painting Sargent based himself on for his own portrait work.
In The Marlborough Family, Sargent depicts a sculpted bust of the first Duke on the top part of the canvas, almost hidden in the shadows of the fine ornamental tapestries that hang from the ceiling. The atmosphere is luxurious and classic, with decorative carvings on the back wall and two massive columns – one on each side of the canvas. The scene is warm, as the painter used shades of ochre and brown for the room. The Duchess stands on the top step, over black and white square tiles, and rises above all other figures of the composition, showing her importance in the family’s structure. She wears a dark patterned dress with a brown fur collar and a pink cloak with ruffled see-through fabric.
To the left of the canvas, the Duke stands in a position of power, with his hand on his hip, one leg propped on the step and holding a sword supported on the floor. His large, dark, velvet cloak reaches his feet and has a large golden collar as well as other golden broaches, representing his important status. Between the couple, their son and successor of the Duke title stands in his mother's arms. He has a stern expression on his face as if he knew the responsibilities he would soon have to take. The boy wears a golden-white outfit with many ribbons and bows. With one hand he holds his father’s sword and the with the other the boy holds the leash to one of the family’s dogs. On the bottom right corner stands their smallest child, a young girl with curly brown hair and an innocent smile. She wears a dark green dress with white and pink details of expensive fabrics, similar to her mother’s outfit, and holds the other small dog in her arms. During the next years after The Marlborough Family was concluded, Sargent eventually stopped taking commissioned portraits and focused on different kinds of media, like watercolor, and style, directing his attention to Impressionist techniques.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of The Marlborough Family, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of The Marlborough Family 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.
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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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