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.
John Singer Sargent created the Impressionistic painting entitled Breakfast in the Loggia in 1910. This artwork portrays Lady Richmond, who was married to the painter Sir William Blake Richmond – known for his mosaic of the cathedral of Saint Paul in London. The other woman portrayed in this work is Jane de Glehn, also seen in The Garden Wall and The Fountain. Sargent depicted a scene of beautiful architecture, vibrant vegetation, a welcoming painting with a warm and sunny atmosphere.
Almost centered on the canvas, the two women who sit at a table are placed in the forefront. On a white towel, they enjoy what seems to be wine, fruit, and cheese. The woman to the left wears a dark blue dress and is portrayed in a side view, while the other woman is facing the viewer and wears a light yellow blouse with a sun hat. They seem to be engaged in conversation and enjoying their meal together. The architecture is reminiscent of the Classic Greek culture – a large patio filled with high, ornamented arcs and columns. The far background shows a sculpture of a nude Goddess. The columns on the right side of the canvas are covered with branches filled with beautiful green leaves.
Sargent creates an interesting duality between modern and classic characteristics in this work. The environment and the elements are a reference to what the Classic Academies based their work on, while the technique used is fairly modern. Being influenced by the Impressionists throughout his career, Sargent learned to paint en plein air and capture the optical effects of sunlight – opposed to working with artificial lighting in a studio. Although it is not certain if Sargent painted Breakfast in the Loggia while working en plein air, this painting has an Impressionistic view of natural lighting.
Having a traditional background in Academic training, Sargent was a master of his craft at an early age. He was most known for portrait painting, and his fame grew at each commissioned painting he concluded. After a while, the artist sought different motifs, styles, and media. He enjoyed delving into the modern world of Impressionist painting, but because of his previous knowledge, he was able to create a unique style where classic and modern painting mix.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Breakfast in the Loggia, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Breakfast in the Loggia 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 plastic 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.
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