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Marianne Preindelsberger, now considered one of the leading painters of Victorian England, was born in Austria and is best remembered for abandoning oil paint and focusing on compositions rendered on a flat spatial plane using the ancient fresco techniques of tempera and gesso. Her vivid and moving reproduction of the likenesses of Jesus and the Virgin Mary, as seen in her painting Madonna and Child, is a product of her rigorous academic training, unique for a woman of the period. Beginning at the Munich Academy, Stokes earned a scholarship to the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris and studied under Pascal Adolphe Dagnan-Bouveret. Painting the surroundings of Paris that so influenced the Impressionists, Stokes became deeply fascinated by the Naturalism of Jules Bastien-Lepage and Jean-FranÃ§ois Millet, and finally met an English landscape painter, Adrian Scott Stokes and married him a year later. Their deep and productive relationship took her to England permanently where she discovered the work of the Pre-Raphaelite brotherhood and turned towards visions of the medieval world, reproductions of religious and classical daily life, and the fresco techniques that would usher in her commercial popularity.
A popular subject for painters throughout the centuries, the Madonna and Child or The Virgin and Child was often utilized to portray essentialist themes of love, tenderness, maternal attachment, and devotion. Yet, in the Roman Catholic and Greek Orthodox tradition, the image is a holy one, and are revered as icons. Stokes' use of the fresco technique thus evokes the Byzantine motifs that would so influence artists like Klimt, and draws attention to the work of art as holy object. An ambitious and progressive Academic painter, Stokes' work deserves a critical revision in light of her pioneering techniques that would influence the proto-Modernist works of her contemporaries.
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 Madonna and Child, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Madonna and Child 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.