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 is a work by the great artist Raphael from around 1510. It was purchased by the Aldobrandini family and collection and eventually was acquired in 1865 by the National Gallery in London.
The painting's composition is pyramidal, symmetric and triangular. The Virgin is seated on a bench, her face aglow in light contrasting with the dark pillar in the background. In her right hand she holds her blue mantle in a gesture to protect and cover the infant Jesus. Her left hand rests on Saint John's shoulder. The fame of the painting is the red carnation which Jesus offers to John. The Virgin encourages John to claim the carnation by gently pressing his shoulder. John is stretching his left hand to take it.
Description from: http://www.udayton.edu/mary/gallery/artists/raphael.html
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