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.
Idle Hours is a beautiful 90.2 x 64.8 cm oil on canvas by the American painter William Merritt Chase. The artwork was painted around 1894 and now belongs to the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. William Merritt Chase was an American exponent of Impressionism. He completed his education in Munich, Germany, and later traveled to Venice along with two other American Impressionists. In 1891, Chase went on to create a school, and since then, he worked in many institutions, becoming one of the most praised teachers of his time, and giving classes to the likes of Georgia O Keefe. Idle Hours is a stunning landscape painting.
The artwork was created on a rectangle-shaped canvas and is strikingly colorful, which is one of the specific traits of William Merritt Chase’s style. The field is cut into two by the diagonal, curved line of a grass field painted with small brushstrokes of different shades of green. Creating a fascinating chromatic rhythm, Chase alternates between yellow-tinted and bluish grass. There are also small patches of white and pale ground. In this green area are four characters in white clothes.
One of these figures, painted more directly and simplified, has a red hat, creating a strong contrast point amid the greens. A child lying on the grass also has blue parts in their garments, contrasting with the extensive color of the field. Behind this child is another kid sitting with a black hat. All these colors create points of attraction to the audience’s gaze that roams between them. Further, a woman with her back to the audience holds a soft green umbrella.
In front of this woman is a big blue sea, which occupies a bit more than half of the painting’s middle section. There’s a sailboat in this sea. Around its contour lies a white sand beach that appears empty. Even further, there are some mountains close to the horizon line. Many clouds take the light blue sky, and only a tiny portion is visible. Idle Hours is a stunning depiction of the leisure time of the American 19th-century middle-class.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Idle Hours, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Idle Hours 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.
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Get hand painted museum quality reproduction of "Idle Hours" by William Merritt Chase. The Reproduction will be hand painted by one of our talented artist. "Idle Hours" by William Merritt Chase Reproduction will come with Free Certificate of Authenticity that verifies the authenticity of the hand painted fine art reproduction you purchased.
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All our artists have at least 15 years of experience. We only hire qualified artists with advanced degrees in Fine Arts who have completed a dissertation in European or American art.
We only use the highest quality oil paint and finest available canvas. We insist on sourcing our materials from brands that have been in business for at least a century or more.
Our most senior artists, those who have at least 25 years experience, carefully examine each and every painting that comes out of our studio. No order is shipped before it meets our standards, which are the highest in the industry.
Some companies claim to be selling handmade paintings when in fact they use printing presses and screening methods to speed-up the reproduction process and lower costs. We've been selling genuine handmade online since 2003!
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.