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John William Waterhouse painted the artwork entitled At The Shrine in 1895. The artist initially worked in an Academic style, meaning he followed the strict rules implied by the European art academies. In fact, the painter studied at the prestigious Royal Academy of Art in London and had a very successful production. It was later in his career that he decided to join the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, a movement that began around the year Waterhouse was born. He represented the second generation of the Pre-Raphaelites and brought the style into the XX century.
The painting At The Shrine portrays a young girl – the female figure was reoccurring in most of Waterhouse’s work – at a sacred location, also known as a shrine. On a vertical canvas, the artist depicts the moment in which his model bends down to smell a couple of small bouquets of roses in a variety of shades of pink and red. The woman is wearing a simple garment that refers to the Shakespearean era – one of the leading themes of the Pre-Raphaelites, along with ancient Greek mythology. Her long white dress drags along the ground and features dark sleeves with white details, as well as a golden rim on her neckline. She has pale white skin and dark brown long hair. With one hand, she holds up part of her skirt forming many folds and crests, which Waterhouse beautifully paints. Her other hand is clinging to a concrete shelf, as she approaches her face to the flowers.
There are two dark blue, small and round ceramic vases filled with flowers, next to some fallen petals on the shelf. To the left of the composition, a red-brown and ochre-colored construction can be seen, with areas of blue shadows, with some square columns in the style of ancient Greek architecture. The bottom left corner is the darkest in the composition, featuring some dark rose bushes with light pink flowers. The background of the painting shows a stone stairway that leads into an unknown destination. In fact, the work At The Shrine is a cropped version of a more extensive canvas, in which the to top of the stairs is visible. There are many trees painted with dark shades of green and brown, as well as highlights of the same tonalities.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of At The Shrine, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of At The Shrine 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 plastic 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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