These top-quality Fine Art Prints are printed on 100 percent acid free cotton archival Fine Art Paper: fine art velvet or ulrasmooth, depending on paper size. Ultrachrome inks enhance the archival properties of the media ensuring a print life of many generations.
The prints are reproduced as accurately as possible based on the original paintings. The images are not distorted in any way to make them fit standard print sizes. The images are enlarged or reduced proportionally to fit as close to the standard size as possible. This means the images are not cropped and each print will have every detail of the original painting. Consequently most prints will have a white border which can be covered with matte board prior to framing.
All orders are custom printed and shipped flat in boxes for domestic orders. Our largest prints and International orders are shipped on rolls due to shipping size restrictions.
A very important note: Each print is custom made to order and is therefore non-returnable. In the unlikely event that the print has a production defect, it will be replaced with the same size reproduction of the same exact piece of artwork. There are no exceptions to this policy.
About this beautiful image –
This visually stunning painting of St. John the Baptist brought before King Herod was completed by Mattia Preti in the year 1655. Mattia Preti was born in Taverna, Italy in 1613 and became one of the greatest Baroque artists of his time. Stylistically Preti preferred to be eclectic, keeping his mind and eyes open to the lesson of the other painters' art such as that of Lanfranco, Guercino, Rubens, Reni and in Particular the opulent chromaticism of Paolo Veronese. He died in Rome in 1699.