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John William Godward was an exquisite artist and produced incredible masterpieces. He was a Neo-classical artist that painted realistic figures on classical backgrounds. He was born in Wimbledon and exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1887.
His body of work is consistent and impressive, set on the Victorian and Neo-classical styles. Against the will of his family, he got involved with one of his models and moved to Italy around 1912. For that matter, they cut him off contracts, inheritance, and even from family pictures. He spent ten years there, returning to England only around 1921. Soon after he passed away, leaving behind an impressive legacy of portraits and classical sceneries.
The more significant part of his paintings shows women in Classical dresses posing around natural landscapes or classical architecture structures. His most prominent source of inspiration was ancient Rome.
A Flower Seller has a much more delicate and limited color palette. A woman leans against a stone wall holding a flower tray. The bright yellow of the flowers and the deep orange from the woman's hair create a particular contrast with the solid gray wall. John William Godward had an impressive ability to painting textures with realism and detail. We can see the joints where the stones connect and even the different color from the oxidation of rain and weather. On the wall, there are some unintelligible writings in dark red.
The woman's pale skin enhances the blandness of the color palette, which is majorly desaturated (apart from the hair and the flowers). She wears a long white classical dress. Some drapery falls down her shoulder. The fabric is strapped around her waist by a golden belt that looks made of satin or similar shiny material.
A delicate classical pattern adorns the flower tray. We don't see them organized or separated by bunches. It looks like they were just casually spread over the plate, and we can also see some of the green leaves falling from it.
The woman's facial severe expression is probably the focal point of the whole ensemble. Her full face shows rosy cheeks and a very delicate red mouth. Even tho, it looks like she is not wearing heavy makeup. She looks ahead, almost like she was bored with the job. Her eyes are highly expressive.
Her gorgeous red hair is curly and locked up in her head. Some of the curls on her bang fall over and frame her face.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of A Flower Seller, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of A Flower Seller 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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