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This detail from a reproduction of Leonardo Da Vinci The Battle of Anghiari, rendered by one of the artist's contemporaries, is an illuminating view of a painting which has captured the attention and imagination of the world over the last few years. The original, for centuries declared lost, was painted to decorate the newly created assembly hall for the High Council of the The Republic of Florence. Two important battles in Florentine history, the Battle of Anghiari and the Battle of Cascina were to decorate the space and the authorities picked Leonardo da Vinci and the young Michelangelo to work on the project. The established view was that neither artist completed their piece, and any hint to their existence came only from sketches and copies. The scene was said to follow a figurative reproduction of four men engaged in a battle for the (re-)possession of a flag. From preparatory studies by Da Vinci and a reproduction by Peter Paul Rubens in the Louvre, we can ascertain that Da Vinci attempted to portray the intensity and fury of conflict and the awe-inspiring depiction of movement that is hinted at leave many desperate to view the original.
Researchers recently came to believe that the work was finished and that the original exists under of the frescoes in the Salone dei Cinquecento (Hall of the Five Hundred) in the Palazzo Vecchio, Florence. Soon after it was announced that researchers had found evidence of the painting's existence underneath a later fresco by Vasari. It has been said that Vasari left a clue in his painting - a soldier is seen to wave a green flag with the words "Cerca trova" ("He who seeks, finds"). Investigators drilled tiny holes in the Vasari fresco and sent a camera to probe a cavity found behind the curtain wall. However, as recently as September 2012 efforts were suspended due to the conflicting interests of various parties on how to proceed if the original is discovered.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of The Battle of Anghiari (detail) 1503-05, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of The Battle of Anghiari (detail) 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.
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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 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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