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La Madonna Litta is a bright, vivid tempera on canvas, painted between the years of 1490 and 1491, during the High Renaissance period, after Leonardo Da Vinci moved to Milan. It portrays La Madonna, the Virgin Mary breastfeeding Christ. The portrait is set on dark interior construction. Behind them, there are arched windows from where it’s possible to observe a landscape with a blue sky and bright clouds and a set of mountains on the back. Both windows have a perspective detail where it’s possible to observe the color of the construction where the Madonna and Christ would be standing. The figures are standing right in the middle of both windows, and the whole painting has a very symmetrical and a regular, stable atmosphere.
The Madonna is dressed in a scarlet color and has a gold and blue mantle over her shoulders. Both the mantle and her vestments are deeply detailed, and it’s possible to observe the golden pattern on the fabric on the red dress. Virgin Mary as a hairpiece entangled in her hair forming a thin transparent veil. She has an innocent motherly facial expression and looks directly at baby Jesus. On her hands runs the same veil from her hair.
The Christ child, while breastfeeding, is looking at the viewer and holds on his left hand a small goldfinch.
Whether Da Vinci truly painted this piece a matter of research and controversy. Despite the existence of a series of notes and sketches that work as evidence that the piece was indeed idealized and created by Leonardo Da Vinci, some suggest that his pupil Boltraffio completed it. Nonetheless, some researchers have concluded that the hand of a single artist painted it.
At the same time that the shape of the Madonna and the Child are often not recognizable as Leonardo Da Vinci’s work, it could be the result of the work with a different media as tempera, that would make Da Vinci’s characteristic sfumato technique hardest to achieve and possibly produce a different result.
Several families have owned this painting, but it’s currently located in Saint Petersburg, in the Hermitage Museum.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Madonna Litta c. 1490-91, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Madonna Litta c. 1490-91 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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