I did my due diligence where oil reproductions are concerned and found 1st-Art-Gallery.com on the web. They seemed reputable, and if the many testimonials were actually true regarding the quality of workmanship and customer service, then we were in for a treat. My hubby and I owned a rather large expensive frame that we wanted to utilize, and due to our British Colonial theme of our home, we fell in love with the works of Albert Bierstadt. The painting we chose was Nassau Harbor, but due to our existing frame perimeter size, some of the images in the painting would have been hidden by our frame width, had 1st Gallery painted the piece exactly how the artist had intended. As a result, I asked 1st gallery to move all characters and images on the perimeter of the piece in towards the middle by two inches. This request would not distort the entire image in any way, and would clear the way for all characters in the piece to be seen. Since this was our first time working with a painting reproduction company and we had a tall order, we did not know what to expect. We were pleasantly surprised when we received out first proof via email. The artist had brought in all of the characters in by 2 inches around the perimeter, leaving the clearance needed for the overall image to be seen with our frame, and the piece looked in proportion to how the artist intended. However, I did notice that one of the flags, that was to be on the mast of one of the ships in the harbor, was missing. I reported the missing flag and our 1st Gallery artist added the flag within a few days. We received another proof via email, and at that point we were good to go. Within a week our stunning painting arrived unscathed to our front porch, where we immediately had the painting professionally framed in our existing frame and hung. The piece has a prominent spot in our living room and when guests arrive, our work of art over the mantle is the first thing guests mention as they enter the house. Thank you 1st Gallery for confirming my due diligence in finding a top rated professional company that prides itself on customer service and quality work. We couldn't be more happy with our painting and appreciate all the hard work you did making our painting just the way we wanted. When we are in the market again for a reproduction that looks like an original, we will not hesitate to contact 1st Gallery.