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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.
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Digger is a 62.2 x 46.8 cm (24.4 x 18.4 in) charcoal drawing done by Vincent Van Gogh in 1881. The work belongs to the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. Many of Van Gogh’s drawings from this period were preserved by his own family: his brother Theo had a large portion of his artistic output, and his sister-in-law, Jo van Gogh-Bonger, took great care of it until she died in 1925. The paper’s yellow appearance is due to its aging process. The painter drew mainly with charcoal, but the white details were done with chalk and the colored areas with watercolor.
The drawing was made from real-life observation; Van Gogh always worked from life and models. A man is shown digging. There are green details on the ground, done with chalk, to show the grass color. The man is looking down to the hole, which was done between his two legs. The shirt that he is using below his black vest is colored blue. The artist used the same color for some details on his shoes and the rocks around his feet.
Van Gogh used some lines in his body to make both the shadow and give the idea of folding fabric. Behind the man, some big bushes were rendered with dark tones through charcoal. A house’s ceiling can be seen in the top of the bushes and trees. They have long branches and muted orange leaves. The Dutch painter either used chalk or almost non-diluted white watercolor to make the clouds since their surface is very flat and the paper can’t be seen through it. He probably added the clouds to make his composition more dynamic and full of details, as his drawings used to be, creating unity through their difference and chaos.
During his previous years working as a missioner in Belgium, Van Gogh created the habit of drawing working people. After facing financial trouble and being dismissed from his job in 1881, Van Gogh was once again living with his parents in Etten. There he kept his drawing practice but now working with the rural working-class people. Some of these images were later inspired by Jean-François Millet, one of the artist’s strongest influences.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of A Digger, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of A Digger 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.
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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.
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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.
Unframed paintings are covered with a special protective film, are gently rolled and then placed inside a strong specially designed tube.
Stretched, Gallery Wrapped and Framed paintings are covered with protective bubble wrap, separated by foam board and then carefully put into the cardboard box.