These top-quality Fine Art Prints are printed on 100 percent acid free cotton archival Fine Art Paper: fine art velvet or ultrasmooth, 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 –
The original 'A Soul Brought to Heaven' was painted by Bouguereau in 1878. Between 1875 and 1877, Bouguereau mourned the loss of his sixteen year old son Georges, his wife Nelly, and eight month old son William-Maurice. Thus, 'A Soul Brought to Heaven' was not conceived as a tribute to a specific family member, but it was painted while the artist was still in mourning. It is in addition, an oddly comforting image. It is not tied to any one set of religious belief. However, it conveys a tenderness that counteracts the deep human apprehension of what may happen to us after death.