Optional - receive your painting ready to hang. Note we are only able to ship framed paintings up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached, the framing option is automatically disabled. If ordered without a frame the painting will arrive rolled inside a protective tube with an extra 1.5" white canvas on all sides so you can easily frame it in any local frame shop.
Without doubt the most celebrated, the most discussed, and one of the most recognisable paintings in the world, Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona Lisa (La Gioconda) was painted between 1503 and 1505 and is thought to be a figurative reproduction of the wife of Francesco del Giocondo, Lisa Gherardini. The painting has been the centrepiece of the Musée du Louvre's collection since 1797 and the enigmatic ambiguity of the sitter's smile, the subtlety of forms, and the monumental illusionism have ensured the painting continues to be a fascination five centuries after its creation.
According to Giorgio Vasari whose series of biographies 'The Lives of the Most Excellent Italian Painters, Sculptors, and Architects, from Cimabue to Our Times' is known as the first art history book, the artist worked on the painting for four years. Creating the canvas from life, Da Vinci expresses the balance and matchless composition of the human form, celebrating the mystery of life. Once he considered it finished Da Vinci took the picture with him from Florence to Milan, and later to France where it remained in Royal hands. Soon after the French Revolution the Mona Lisa (La Gioconda) was hanging it Napoleon's private room in the Tuileries Palace.
The subject of imitations, reproductions, and copies through its long history Mona Lisa (La Gioconda) was considered the archetypal prototype for Renaissance portraiture. Despite its fame a great deal of potential iconoclasts have attempted to steal or destroy the work. In 1911 it was stolen from the Salle Carrée in the Louvre by an Italian workman and turned up in 1913 in Florence. The painting has also survived an acid attack, as well as various projectiles including a rock and a terracotta mug. An enduring masterpiece of the world's cultural heritage, Da Vinci's Mona Lisa resists and outlives the political and social structures that surround it.
Real Oil Paints, Real Brushes, Real Artists, Real Art. The Certificate of Authenticity which arrives with every painting provides an assurance and verifies the authenticity of the hand painted fine art reproduction you purchased. Each oil painting is created by hand using only the finest canvas and oil paints available.
Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Mona Lisa (La Gioconda) c. 1503-05, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Mona Lisa (La Gioconda) c. 1503-05 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 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.
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.