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Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema's 1895 painting A Coign Of Vantage is a fine example of the work of one of the most commercially successful artists of the nineteenth century, broadly appealing to public tastes and popular trends. Originally born in the Netherlands, Alma-Tadema moved to London in 1870 and became one of the prestigious Royal Academicians. Painted towards the end of his career, A Coign of Vantage is an imaged reproduction of three Roman women enjoying the view from their home astride a cliff. Beneath them galleys return to the harbours beneath them and their vantage point allows a majestic view of these crafts that are coming back from either trading or war. A remarkable reproduction of the effects of light on a variety of surfaces, Alma-Tadema's style was characterised by this kind of tactile, experiential rendering of classical life. The tremendously accomplished color gradient achieved as the sea becomes the sky marks A Coign Of Vantage out as one of Alma-Tadema's most ambitious portrayals of Roman and Greek life. It is not hard to see why his Neo-classical reproductions of everyday life were so successful in Victorian England.
An immensely financially successful painter, Alma-Tadema sits alongside Edwin Henry Landseer as one of the star populist artists of the late nineteenth century. Over a career spanning over sixty years, the artist delivered exactly what the public's tastes desired — primarily reclining or languid figures posed against marble-lit sunlight in the classical world. Forging a prodigious output of these imaging glimpses, Alma-Tadema fed the Victorian imagination with his meticulous archaeological research and towering cinematic vision. His paintings so matched the ambitions of the early cinema practitioners that many of his painting were used as research material for the monumental sets of films such as D. W. Griffith's Intolerance (1916) and Cecil B. DeMille's epic remake of The Ten Commandments (1956).
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of A Coign Of Vantage 1895, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of A Coign Of Vantage 1895 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.
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