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.
The watercolor entitled The Grand Canal, Venice, with gondolas and figures in the foreground was painted between 1830 and 1840 and is one of the works by English landscape painter Joseph Mallord William Turner. He is best known for his late works with oil paints, which were applied to canvases in a technique that resembled that of watercolor paintings.
This particular work was probably made as a study for the canvases Turner rendered of the canals in Venice such as Venice The Dogana and San Giorgio Maggiore from 1934 and View of Venice The Ducal Palace, Dogana and Part of San Giorgio, from 1841. The amount of details in this rendering is impressive, especially when compared with the oil paintings the artist was already creating around that time, which included simplified shaped elements, as well as dissolved outlines and a blurring of the landscape as a whole.
The picture shows the Grand Canal centralized. This indicates Turner must have been on a boat while he sketched this. On the right side of the painting, there are several gondolas and around them is crowded with people. The buildings that surround the canal were painted with details up until the distance. In the center of the composition, we can see a building that stands out not only for its placement in the center of the work but also for its shape and color. It is the only white edification, and it has a dome on top of it.
On the left side, we see more gondolas. However, the boats on this side of the picture are not carrying more than one person, in opposition to the ones on the other side of the waterway which are full of people.
The color palette that Turner used here is composed mainly of shades of blue and light browns. The sky has only a few clouds in it, all of which have a transparent aspect. However, the reflection of the sky on the water shows that there seem to be more dense clouds above the city, for the color used for the water in the foreground is mainly white. The vanishing point of the composition is placed on the left side of it.
Turner is most famous for his renderings of marines. His style was incredibly innovative for the Romanticism, for he did not just depict nature as he saw it, but tried to convey the sensations that he got while interacting with it.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of The Grand Canal, Venice, with gondolas and figures in the foreground, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of The Grand Canal, Venice, with gondolas and figures in the foreground 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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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.