'the Matron Of Ephesus' From The Fables Of La Fontaine Oil Painting - Jean-Baptiste Oudry

'the Matron Of Ephesus' From The Fables Of La Fontaine

Jean-Baptiste OudryItem # 2618309
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  • About Reproduction

    Discover the allure of art with our faithful reproduction of "'the Matron Of Ephesus' From The Fables Of La Fontaine", originally brought to life by the talented Jean-Baptiste Oudry. Unlike posters or prints, our hand-painted oil painting breathes an unique sense of depth and texture into your space. Every detail, every stroke, and every texture is meticulously recreated, paying the perfect homage to Jean-Baptiste Oudry and his artistic vision.

    Owning this piece is more than just decoration - it's a statement of your refined taste in art. Let the vibrant colors and intricate details of this replica serve as a daily reminder of the beauty in our world. Elevate your decor and appreciate the richness of art with our replica of this masterpiece.

  • Painting Description

    "The Matron of Ephesus" is one of the fables adapted and written by Jean de La Fontaine, a renowned French fabulist and one of the most widely read French poets of the 17th century. The fable is included in La Fontaine's collection of tales, "Fables Choisies, mises en vers" (Selected Fables, Put into Verse), which was published in several volumes from 1668 to 1694. La Fontaine's fables are known for their moral lessons, wit, and the use of animals and human characters to reflect the complexities of human behavior and society.

    The story of "The Matron of Ephesus" is derived from an earlier tale with various versions, including one by the Roman author Petronius in his work "Satyricon." La Fontaine's adaptation is notable for its exploration of themes such as fidelity, mourning, and the fickleness of human nature. The narrative revolves around a widow of Ephesus who is so grief-stricken by the death of her husband that she vows to starve herself to death in his tomb. However, her resolve is tested when she encounters a soldier guarding the bodies of executed criminals nearby.

    Jean-Baptiste Oudry, a French Rococo painter, illustrator, and engraver, is known for his illustrations of La Fontaine's fables. His work brought a visual dimension to the tales, capturing the essence of the narratives and the period's artistic sensibilities. Oudry's illustrations were celebrated for their attention to detail, composition, and ability to convey the moral and emotional undertones of the fables.

    "The Matron of Ephesus" stands as a testament to the enduring nature of La Fontaine's fables and their ability to be reinterpreted through various artistic mediums. Oudry's illustrations contribute to the fable's legacy, offering a visual representation that complements La Fontaine's text and enriches the reader's experience of the story. The fable and its illustrations continue to be studied and appreciated for their artistic and literary merit, reflecting the universal and timeless nature of La Fontaine's work.

  • Lead Time & Shipping

    When you order this oil painting replica, it typically takes 2-3 weeks to paint. If the artwork is more complex, it might need a little more time to ensure the best quality. Once it's ready, we'll send you a photo for your approval. After you give the green light, we'll ship it to you for free.

  • Return & Refund

    We believe in the quality of our hand-painted oil painting reproductions, and your satisfaction is our priority. If for any reason, you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, we offer a 45-day return policy. You can return your artwork within 45 days of receipt and receive a full refund. Please note that the artwork must be returned in the original packaging and in the same condition as it was received.

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Each and every piece of our artwork is entirely hand-painted by artists with over a decade of experience. Every painting is infused with a unique personality and an unrivaled value, showcasing art in its rawest and most authentic form just for you.

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We adhere to museum-level standards in our creation. Each piece of work is reproduced using techniques as close as possible to the original, coupled with the finest paints and canvases, making the color, structure, and texture of every replica as similar as possible to the original.

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We insist on choosing the best quality paints and canvases from around the world. These selected materials not only offer unparalleled color saturation and durability, but also ensure that the reproductions can withstand the test of time. Only the finest materials can replicate the most authentic artworks possible.

Online proofing

We offer online proofing services, allowing you to be hands-on with every step of the artistic journey. You can personally review and suggest tweaks, and we'll meticulously fine-tune every detail until it aligns with your vision to the tee.

Frequently asked questions

  • How similar are your oil painting reproductions to the original artworks?

    We pride ourselves on achieving a high level of accuracy in our reproductions. While it's nearly impossible to replicate an artwork 100%, our skilled artists ensure that our reproductions capture the essence, texture, and colors of the original as closely as possible.
  • Can I customize a specific artwork that's not in your catalog?

    Absolutely! We offer custom painting services. If there's a specific artwork or portrait you'd like, simply provide us with the details or an image, and our artists will recreate it for you.
  • If I want to modify certain parts of an existing artwork (like colors or size), is it possible?

    Yes, we offer modification services. Just let us know your preferences, and our artists will make the necessary adjustments to meet your requirements.
  • How should I display my oil painting reproduction to achieve the best effect?

    For the best visual impact, hang your painting at eye level in a well-lit area, preferably with indirect natural light or soft artificial lighting. Avoid direct sunlight and high humidity areas to protect the artwork.
  • Can I see a draft of the artwork before it's finished?

    Yes, we offer online proofing services. Once the initial draft is ready, we'll send you a preview. You can provide feedback, and our artists will make adjustments accordingly.
  • How do I clean and maintain my oil painting reproduction?

    Gently dust the painting with a soft brush or lint-free cloth. Avoid using chemicals or water. If the painting requires deeper cleaning, consult a professional.