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A Girl at a Window is an oil on canvas painted over the year of 1645, and it shows an unknown girl leaning on a ledge made of stone and staring directly at the observer. Like many of Rembrandt’s pieces, this is a dark painting, and the central figure stands out from the shadows as a primary beacon of light. It’s hard to indicate precisely the location depicted in the painting. It’s an indoor space, the walls are dark, and it looks like everything around her is made of dark stained concrete, apart from a piece on her right-hand side, that seems like a brown piece of furniture carved in wood. Yet, the environment is not established.
The most outstanding feature of this artwork is her eyes. Her piercing stare is very expressive and looks into the viewer’s eyes. If this were a staged scene, she would be looking directly into Rembrandt’s eyes as he painted her. She is portrayed in a loose white shirt, which almost looks like an undergarment. The shirt is made of loose white cloth and is embroidered with gold strings. Some gold strings tie the cleavage together.
She has an angelical round face and a very innocent expression. There are several theories of where this girl comes from; some people suggest that she would be a Jewish bride, others believe she would be a courtesan. The most accepted version is that she would be just a servant girl. She has rosy cheeks and pearly skin, but her arms are more tanned than the rest of her body, suggesting she would be a working girl that would possibly execute some work outdoors.
She has beautiful dark ginger hair with curls that run down framing her face. Her hair is pulled back, but some curls pop from the hairstyle, which is tied up by a dark red string.
Her face and body all show much of what defined Rembrandt’s style around the years of 1640 when he explored realistic brushstrokes and further developed the color palette to create a more accurate way of representing portraits and people. Recently this painting went through a conservation process where they discovered an even more detailed color palette on the woman’s face than initially perceived by historians.
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 A Girl at a Window, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of A Girl at a Window 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.