The artist will add 3 inches (7.5 cm) of extra paint “bleed” to every 4 sides of the canvas. There will still be 1.5 inches (4 cm) of white canvas around all 4 sides of the canvas.
1st Art Gallery offers the option to receive your painting ready to hang or rolled in a tube.
Currently, the frames listed will be only ship up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached, the framing option is automatically disabled.
However, if you are interested in stretching or framing a painting larger than 24x36 inches (60x90 cm), please contact one of our customer success associates or let us know in your order notes. We will send you a catalog of our large framing styles and pricing options.
Unframed rolled canvas orders will arrive rolled inside a protective tube with an extra 1.5" white canvas on all sides so you can easily frame it locally.
The Boyhood of Raleigh is an incredible 120 cm × 142 cm (47.5 in × 56 in) oil on canvas by Sir John Everett Millais. The original artwork was painted in 1870 and, as a considerable part of Millais’ masterpieces, belongs now to the Tate Museum collection. Sir John Everett Millais was one of the leading painters of the Pre-Raphaelite circle. He was incredibly successful during his life, primarily working with prints and etching to make his work more popular and designs with illustrations, but eventually being commissioned by the Prince of Wales and similar patrons.
The Boyhood of Raleigh was painted on a large horizontal canvas. This picture was made in Millais’ late period when he was already well institutionalized and nationally recognized. Millais had become a full Academician in 1863 and could dedicate himself entirely to painting since then. In the works of these decades, the painter’s work becomes more singular as he strays away from the Pre-Raphaelite principles. While the anatomical figuration is highly realistic in the artwork, his color use is more unrestrained, being more reminiscent of Modern painting and even Impressionist painting.
The work is based on the figure of Walter Raleigh. Walter Raleigh was a statesman and explorer associated with the colonization of the United States and the repression of Ireland. At the time, biographies based on figures such as sea explorers were very popular, and Millais himself was inspired by an essay that described Raleigh’s deeds. As he did in his younger days, Millais traveled to the setting depicted in the painting, at Budleigh Salterton. The two boys in the picture were his sons posing for him, while the sailor was a local sailor from Salterton.
The Boyhood of Raleigh depicts two boys looking attentively at a sailor. The sailor has a darker complexion, while the boys are white. According to Millais, the working man was supposed to be Genoese and is pointing to Spain. He wears a red fabric on his lower part and a yellowish shirt. The two boys are looking at him attentively, one wearing green and the other black, both with fancy clothing. Almost out of the composition, there is a miniature of a ship on the left side, referring to Raleigh’s future. Behind them, there is the seducing blue sea and sky.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of The Boyhood of Raleigh, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of The Boyhood of Raleigh 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.
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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.
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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.