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 20x24 inches (50x60 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.
Salisbury Cathedral From the Meadows, 1831 is an oil painting by the British artist John Constable. Constable is one of the most important painters of his time. He became deeply admired by many of the fundamental artists at the beginning of Modernism, such as the painters associated with the Barbizon School. Having an extensive practice of en plein air painting, Constable went out for hikes in which he produced many sketches. Today, this production is admired for its visible brushstrokes and Impressionist quality. Salisbury Cathedral From the Meadows is a beautiful example of his late-career pictures and represents a more melancholic facet of the artist. According to the painter himself, this was his best work.
This picture can be complemented with Salisbury Cathedral from the Bishop's Grounds, which also depicts the Salisbury Cathedral but from another angle. But here, there is a relatively uncommon trait for a Constable picture: most of his works are characterized by sunny daylight, and here, the cloudy skies even suggest the idea of a possible storm coming. Aligned with the viewer's eyes, in the lower section of the composition, one can notice a dog. The animal is looking at a cart with three horses passing through the water, another familiar figure in the painter's work and a possible allusion to The Hay Wain. The water is painted in a light blue and dark grey, creating a visual rhyme to the blue portions of the sky.
The composition is almost divided in the middle by the horizontal line, which is slightly closer to the bottom. While the region to the extreme right is a warm and light green, the Cathedral is done in darker hues, suggesting rain. The rainbow in the sky exhibits the weather's ambiguity: while there is rain in some parts, intense sun rays are emerging from the clouds in the top right. This picture was painted one year after Constable's wife's death, and the brooding sky can be read as a metaphor for his own emotional turmoil. Salisbury was where they had spent their honeymoon and the place that his closest friend John Fisher lived. The painting seems to be a strong reflection of Constable's career, bringing forth motifs of his body of work and dramatically rearranging them. It also sheds light on his recent personal loss and what painting meant to him.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Salisbury Cathedral From the Meadows, 1831 (detail), you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Salisbury Cathedral From the Meadows, 1831 (detail) 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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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.
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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.