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Raffaello Sanzio, later known just as Raphael, was born in Italy in March of 1483, in the city of Urbino. Child of the court painter of Duke Federico da Montefeltro, Giovanni Santi, he displayed all his potential and talent from an early age. With his father, he learned the basics of art and, after his death, assumed the responsibility for his workshop, at eleven years old.
The Prince of Paintings, sobriquet given by Giorgio Vasari, a renowned biographer from the XVI century, became Pietro Perugino's apprentice at his workshop. One could not say who made which painting. Sanzio's skills were remarkable, allowing him to replicate his master's techniques and finish their works without issues. In the year 1500, he was then crowned as a great master, acknowledging his capabilities both as a painter and architect.
In Florence, Raphael has absorbed the local and mythical art and culture, without changing his own personal style. After four productive years, he moved to Rome commissioned first by Pope Julius II, and later by Pope Leo X. The artist was responsible for multiple masterpieces, legends like the Stanza della Segnatura or Raphael Rooms, the Galatea, various frescoes and oil paintings that were displayed in churches, as well as his famous Madonnas.
This astonishing fresco is part of the paintings made by Raffaello in the Apostolic Palace, Vatican. Commissioned by Pope Leo X, who continued to request work from the great master after Julius II's death, the lunette is in one of the Stanze di Raffaello.
This painting is representing the rescue of Saint Peter from King Herod's prison by an angel, as it is told in the Acts of the Apostles, chapter XII. While incarcerated, the Prince of the Apostles was held chained to two guards. The composition is separated into three symmetric parts, and centered on the scene he represents the moment that the angel, with his bright aura, wakes St. Peter and guides him through the sleeping guards.
On the left, one guard has noticed the escape and wakes his partner, pointing to the room, illuminated by the angel's presence. At the right, the moment where the saint and his rescuer leave the building through the stairs can be seen, departing unhurt.
Raphael granted his team of assistants a greater role in this commission. With the increasing number of requests that the great master was receiving, most indicated by the clergy, Sanzio had to share more work with his workshop. It can be noticed the work of Giulio Romano, his most talented and faithful assistants, in this fresco.
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 The Liberation of St Peter, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of The Liberation of St Peter 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.