I purchased a reproduction of Claude Monet’s “Poppies At Argenteuil” from 1st Art Gallery in May, 2018. I am very happy with the painting and plan to buy many more Impressionist reproductions from 1st Art Gallery. It is obvious from the look, feel and smell of the painting that it is a hand painted oil painting and not a printed reproduction. I have never seen the original paining in person, it is located at the Musee d’Orsay in Paris, France and was painted in 1873. However I have seen “Poppy Fields near Argenteuil” which was painted in 1875 and is displayed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. So, comparing my reproduction to photos of the original in France and to a sister paining I saw in person in New York I can honestly say that my painting from 1st Art is a very good reproduction. However it is significantly more colorful and is obviously newly painted compared to the original which is 145 years old. So in that case it is not truly authentic and could never be confused as an original. However it is a very beautiful painting that I spent a decent amount of money having framed and is prominently located in my master bedroom. And I plan to buy many more reproductions from 1st Art Gallery, which says it all since money talks and I’m willing to spend my hard earned money on 1st Art Gallery’s paintings. I have a decent size house and a lot of bare walls that need to be covered with beautiful artwork. I’m happy that I have discovered 1st Art Gallery. As someone with a decent income but not rich, I’ve found it hard to find original artwork that I both like and can afford. Thanks to 1st Art Gallery, I can decorate my home with beautiful and high quality reproductions of my favorite paintings from legendary artist that I love such as Monet, Renoir and Van Gogh. Thank you. I Highly recommend 1st Art Gallery.
Daniel P. Flinn
August 3, 2018