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William-Adolphe Bouguereau painted the idyllic artwork entitled The Fair Spinner in 1874. The term idyll originates from the Greek poet Theocritus and his use of pastoral subjects in his short poems, which influenced many artistic areas throughout the centuries, like painting. Only one year earlier, the artist concluded the artwork entitled Fileuse (The Spinner), possibly with the same model. Although Bouguereau was most famous for his fantastical female nudes of nymphs and Goddesses, he enjoyed portraying women of the simple peasant lifestyle. During the early 1870s, Bouguereau took several summer trips where he would begin his oil portraits, and he concluded them in his Paris studio.
In The Fair Spinner, Bouguereau concludes a classic indoor portrait of a young woman. Her light and radiant skin contrast with the dark atmosphere. In the forefront, to the left of the composition, a large wooden desk can be partially seen, in which the model leans on with her elbow. As the title states, she works with an ancient textile technique to create yarn called spinning. There are some black and red ribbons randomly placed on the surface of the table, and the red pigments pop from the overall brown and black color palette of the artwork. Bouguereau carefully painted the wooden texture, as well as the fabrics, creating an almost photorealistic artwork.
The model of this oil painting looks directly into the viewer’s eyes with a serious expression. Although she looks young at age, her eyes express the wisdom of an older woman. Her clothing is modest, typical of the rural workers, with a long sleeve white shirt and a dark brown and blue dress. Bouguereau beautifully portrays every detail of the crests and folds of fabric. The texture of the different surfaces creates an almost palpable atmosphere, especially the girl’s soft skin and silky hair. The background is very dark and gradually gets lighter to the floor, where some spinning instruments can be seen.
The main focal points of this portrait are her face and her hands – as her fingers graciously intertwine. Bouguereau was praised by the art critics of his time, and loved by the public as well. The artist’s realistic oil paintings and vast knowledge of human anatomy enabled him to create breathtaking nudes which are in museums all around the world.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of The Fair Spinner, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of The Fair Spinner 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.