Optional - receive your painting ready to hang. Note we are only able to ship framed paintings up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached, the framing option is automatically disabled. If ordered without a frame the painting will arrive rolled inside a protective tube with an extra 1.5" white canvas on all sides so you can easily frame it in any local frame shop.
William-Adolphe Bouguereau painted the portrait entitled Italian Girl Drawing Water, or in the original French Jeune Italienne puisant de l'eau, in 1871. Amazingly, the artist produced over eight hundred paintings throughout his lifetime, in which many depict beautiful female figures. With a Classic Academic background, the artist mostly portrayed images of madonnas, nymphs, goddesses, and shepherdesses. Bouguereau mastered the art of depicting women – nude or not – that captivate the viewer with their mystical grace.
The painting Italian Girl Drawing Water is an example of the artist’s portrayal of a strong and beautiful woman. With Mediterranean heritage, the woman features darker skin and black hair. The most captivating aspect of this artwork is the way Bouguereau depicted her stern expression, giving the woman a level of confidence. Her dark eyes look directly at the viewer, and her lips show her as a solemn person. The model is wearing a beautiful dress, typical of the culture – the top is a ruffled white shirt with red details, and she wears a dark green skirt with a beautifully decorated fabric wrapped around her waist. She also wears a folded white cloth over her head that flows down her shoulders and back, possibly to facilitate the work of carrying the large bronze pitcher filled with water, in which she is leaning over.
Bouguereau’s flawless techniques give his artwork an almost hyperrealistic feel. The textures of the different materials – like stone, metals, or even the pearl necklace around the woman’s neck – gives the spectator the impression he can touch the painting and physically feel the various surfaces. The French painter was also experienced in human anatomy and was praised for his portrayals of feet and hands. In Italian Girl Drawing Water, the model intertwines her fingers, creating a more casual position as she rests her elbow on the pitcher. In the background, a bridge casts a dark shadow over the natural surroundings. The ground is mostly painted with shades of brown and ochre, while the bright green bushes emerge from the shadows. The sun shines strongly in the distance, and another woman can be seen walking in the opposite direction, passing through large rocks and possibly starting her long journey home.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Jeune Italienne puisant de l'eau (Italian Girl Drawing Water), you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Jeune Italienne puisant de l'eau (Italian Girl Drawing Water) 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. 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.