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Peter Paul Rubens is known as one of the most prominent Baroque painters, inspiration and master to great names like Van Dyke, among others. The Flemish painter lived most of his life between Italy and Antwerp. Most of his pieces are intense and dramatic, and he has been known worldwide for his work on the human form. He would draw bodies with sensual curvy shapes, enhance the movement and tragedy of his narratives.
He has a broad body of work, ranging from mythical stories to historical figures. He also painted several portraits of noblemen, which was the most common path for authors from his time to become famous and known. Among the relevant portraits, Rubens once painted Marie de Médicis. Astonished by Rubens' amazing work depicting his mother, the then King Louis XIII ordered a commission as a gift for his wife, Anne of Austria.
The brilliant portrait is meticulously executed. It has an incredible amount of details and ornaments. The ¾ portrait shows Anne sitting on a wooden chair in front of a thick red curtain. Behind this curtain, it's possible to see details of the extravagant room. The architecture shows a golden room ornamented with Greek columns, heavily detailed friezes, and bulging arches. This creates an interesting color pallet onto which the figure of the Queen of France is painted wearing a shiny black dress.
Her golden locks are ornamented with a large tiara embedded with large round shiny stones. Her hair is curly and frames her pale face. She has a stern, but soft facial expression and her black eyes stand out from the whiteness of her skin.
The ruff collar is quite unique. The translucent layers of fabric suggest a thin and delicate material. Her cleavage shows part of her pale white chest and is ornamented with a dark flower and a hanging piece of jewelry. The dress has thick sleeves that end with a graceful fabric, similar to the collar. The dress is sewn with black material, but the chest and the frontal section are made of a heavily ornamented dark blue component. It is all stitched in golden thread, creating a gorgeous pattern. Over the ensemble, there are several pearls punctuating the edges and details of the dress.
She is holding a delicate small bouquet of rosé, white and yellow flowers on her right hand.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Portrait of Anne of Austria 1621-25, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Portrait of Anne of Austria 1621-25 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.
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