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Raphael, one of the great masters of the XVI century in Italy, was one of the most qualified Renaissance painters and architects. Born at the end of March 1483, he produced multiple works of art and was admired for the clarity of form, aesthetics of the ideal of human grandeur, and the ease of composition.
He died at a young age, 37 years old, and was responsible for multiple magnificent works of art, most of them in the years that he spent in Rome, doing commissioned artwork for the two Popes: Julius II and Leo X. In his work, he was known for being influenced by some of the other great masters of his time, like Leonardo Da Vinci and Michelangelo, forming the sacred trinity of great masters of one of the most prolific times for the arts.
His career can be separated into three phases, with more emphasis on the last one. His early years in Umbria, where he was placed under Pietro Perugino as an apprentice, "despite the tears of his mother." The second phase was between 1504 and 1508, learning and evolving the artistic traditions of Florence, and the last and triumphant one in Rome, working for the Popes and their associates.
The painting Portrait of Bindo Altoviti is currently housed at the National Gallery of Art of Washington DC, and the painting was completed around 1515 by Raphael. Bindo Altoviti was a wealthy banker, one of the most influential papal bankers of his generation. He was also a close friend of Vasari, Cellini, Michelangelo, and Raphael. This magnificent work was the property of the Altoviti family until the XIX century until it was sold to the King of Bavaria, Ludwig I, in 1808. It remained in the German art museum, Alte Pinakothek, until the Second World War, when it was negotiated by smart English art dealers, taking it out of Nazi hands before they could sell it.
The delicate and detailed oil painting of Altoviti shows us the Pope's banker in an almost feminine position, a trace that is not common in Raphael's work. Adding to that, the massive contrast and the different usage of shadows and lights indicate a heavy influence from Leonardo Da Vinci, with whom he was studying in the last few years of his career.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Portrait Of Bindo Altoviti 1515, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Portrait Of Bindo Altoviti 1515 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.