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The iconic artwork entitled Saint Eulalia was concluded in 1885 by John William Waterhouse during his early career. The oil painting is currently at the prestigious Tate Britain, in the exhibit “Walk through British Art.” Considered one of Waterhouse’s most daring and dramatic works, this masterpiece portrays the moment after Eulalia of Mérida’s death.
The tragic and miraculous story of Eulalia takes place in about 300 AD, when all citizens of Mérida (or, at the time, Emerita, capital of Lusitania) were obligated to follow the polytheistic faith of the Roman Gods. The protagonist was a Christian and was taken to the countryside by her mother near the age of twelve. She ran away and declared herself a Christian, insulting emperor Maximian and the pagan Gods. Although she caused trouble, there was a hesitation to sentence her death. The judge attempted what he could to change her statement, from flattery to bribery. When this eventually failed, as Eulalia was devoted to her faith and would not back down, the soldiers began to torture her. She was cut with hooks and burnt with torches, and in the moment of her death a dove flies from her mouth, and pure white snow falls over her deceased body. Because of this miraculous event, she is known as the patron saint of snow.
Saint Eulalia is one of the artist’s most famous paintings, mostly due to the dramatic and daring composition and viewpoint. Using a long vertical canvas, Waterhouse portrays Eulalia in the forefront of the artwork. His knowledge of anatomy acquired while studying at the Royal Academy of Art enabled him to have the technical abilities to portray the model perfectly in perspective with her head near the audience and her feet towards the background. Her long hair forms beautiful curls as it lays on the floor and her arms are spread. There is a pink fabric over her legs, revealing her bare breasts and her feet. To the right, the cross she was hung by can be partially seen, and next to it, to the background, a Roman guard. A flock of white, gray and brown pigeons gathers around Eulalia’s body. In the distance, many people gather in shock of the event that happened before there eyes. The elderly seem in disbelief, while children play with the fallen snow, and others pray.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Saint Eulalia, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Saint Eulalia 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.
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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