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Leonardo Da Vinci worked on the original of this piece around the year of 1501, and this information is secured on a letter from this year mentioning the fact that Leonardo was working on this specific piece. The original piece was lost, but several copies were made, including two pieces created by Leonardo himself.
Several sketches and studies were produced for this piece, and even the bottom sketch on the canvas itself shows a lot of structural work under the layers of paint. A famous drawing of this Madonna’s bust is exhibited in the collection of the Royal Collection at Windsor Castle.
This painting shows Mary and the baby Christ as central figures, and one of its most striking features is the high contrast between the dark shades on the bottom and the bright blue sky on top.
Mary is portrayed with simple but elegant vests, layers of blue cloth falling over her shoulders. She holds the Christ on her left arm and the right arm and hand area leaning toward him as if to hold or pull him back to her lap. She looks down and straight to the baby. She has long golden curls falling over her shoulders. Over her bright curly hair, there is some white veil or band, from which it falls over her face a piece of translucent cloth.
Both Christ and Mary present beautiful organic shapes and the soft aspect characteristic of the sfumato technique. The Christ holds the winder, and the cross shape top is a clear symbology of the faith of the Christ. The baby glares straight to the cross, his left hand touching the top part of it. As Mary, Christ also presents golden curly hair.
The scene is portrayed on a beautiful landscape. Mary and Christ seem to be on top of a hill, in an open space, surrounded by nature and mountains. Behind them there a valley where a winding river runs toward the mountains. There is a small bridge crossing the river, but no other signs of civilization. On the middle ground, the hills are lush, flourishing with green trees and bushes. The background mountains are blue and rocky and fade into the distance merging themselves with the color of the sky.
Other names for this painting are Madonna of the Spindle or the Madonna with the Distaff.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Madonna with the Yarnwinder, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Madonna with the Yarnwinder 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.
All orders ship with UPS, FedEx or DHL and will arrive directly to your home or office. A tracking number will be emailed to you as soon as the order leaves our studio so you can track it online. All orders ship express and usually arrive within 4-5 days from the shipping date. Due to shipping restraints, many of our framed, stretched, and oversize paintings may take 6-21 days for arrival depending on the safest route determined by the postal service.