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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.
Raffaello da Urbino was one of the most talented Renaissance architects and painters of the XVI century. Child of Giovanni Santi and born in 1483, in Italy, he was one of the most productive great masters that we know of, delivering multiple masterpieces and some of the most famous paintings that we have in the world.
His list of achievements is outstanding. Even dying at a young age, 37 years old, he was able to produce great works like the Stanze or just Raphael Rooms, with an honorable mention of The School of Athens, The Parnassus and La Disputa. He was an artist of astonishing capacity, admired for his perfectionism, his delicate strokes and for painting the ideal of human splendor.
Giorgio Vasari, a notable biographer of Italian artists, separated Raphael’s career into three different phases. The beginning, when he was taken as a Pietro Perugino apprentice in the city of Umbria. The second phase, between 1504 and 1508, when he sharpened his skills and learned the Florence artistic tradition. And the final and third phase, when he moved to Rome and was at his peak, producing the most exquisite paintings of his portfolio, working for two Popes, Julius II and Leo X.
The artwork Madona of Belvedere is one of the most iconic paintings of Raphael. Created as a gift to Taddeo Gaddi, his patron in Florence, the magnificent work of art presents us with the Virgin Mary supporting the infant Jesus with her hands, made with gracious strokes. At his side, we can see John The Baptist holding a cross. As a tribute to John the Baptist, the object is both a toy and a symbol of passion.
In this masterpiece, Mary is wearing a gold-bordered blue mantle, set against a red dress, with her left leg forming a triangular geometric structure, and this is an evident influence from Michelangelo’s work. Her blue mantle symbolizes the Church, and the red dress refers to Jesus’s death. This group of compositions portrays the encounter of Christ and John the Baptist, as children. It is assumed that Saint John has seen Jesus as the savior even in his childhood, and Raphael made this clear in the painting, letting Jesus take the cross from John.
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 of Belvedere (or Madonna del Prato), you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Madonna of Belvedere (or Madonna del Prato) 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.