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.
Portrait of Arthur Wellesley is a fantastic 91.5 x 71 cm oil on canvas by the British portraitist Sir Thomas Lawrence. The original painting was made circa 1815 and currently belongs to the Apsley House Collection. Sir Thomas Lawrence was a late Romanticist who became one of the leading artists during the British Regency. Belonging to a working-class family, Lawrence moved to London when he was 18 years old. There, he met the successful Sir Joshua Reynolds, who advised him to work from nature and not based on the Old Masters. As a result, Lawrence became affiliated with the Royal Academy and, later in his life, was elected as the 4th President of the institution. Portrait of Arthur Wellesley is among his most praised portraits.
Arthur Wellesley was a fundamental politician of his time, depicted by foreign painters such as Francisco Goya. Wellesley was also known by his title, the Duke of Wellington, and rose to prominence by his participation in the Napoleonic wars, being a prominent individual in the Battle of Waterloo. Wellesley was a respected tactician, and until this day, his defensive tactics - his known battle style - are studied in military academies. He also acted twice as the British Prime Minister under the Tory party.
Portrait of Arthur Wellesley is a testament to Thomas Lawrence’s skill as a portraitist. A self-taught artist, Lawrence was readily recognized for being capable of fastly capturing the likeness of his sitters. With a Romanticist sensibility, Lawrence was often asked by notable figures during the Regency to paint their portraits, and this allowed him to acquire a good network of patrons fastly. Compared to other depictions of Wellesley, Lawrence’s work has a unique vitality that marked the refined work of his brush.
In this beautiful painting, Wellesley looks at the audience with a firm expression. He is two-thirds turned to the right and has his arms crossed on his chest. His face is painted with incredible realistic treatment and refined use of glazes and layers to give an accurate structure and organic color. Wellesley wears a big red jacket with golden details, and there is a couple of medals on his chest. His uniform is impeccable and filled with incredible detail. His hair is short and dark brown, similar color to his eyes.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Portrait of Arthur Wellesley 1769-1852, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Portrait of Arthur Wellesley 1769-1852 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.