COMMISSIONING A PORTRAIT BY CHRISTINE
Commissioning a portrait of your pet by Christine Merrill is
a unique and wonderful experience. In consultation with the
artist, you choose a favorite pose, and a special place to have
your pet painted, and also choose the size of the canvas, so
that it fits exactly where you would like it hung in your home.
The artist will do a detailed drawing to
show you what the composition of the finished painting will
be, and then she will set about the create a unique work of
art especially for you.
Working in oil on canvas, in a centuries-old tradition Christine
will create a work of art with your pet as its subject matter,
a treasured reminder of your special relationship with your
dog. Click on the Past Commishion
to see example of the preliminary drawing which Christine
creates - works of art in themselves which most clients frame
- as well as selected commissions which Christine has created
over the years.
Animal Portraits Price Guide
This Price Guide is for oil paintings on canvas. The following estimates are based in a single figure with the artist's choice of background.
|14 x 18 inches
|| $10,000. and up
|16 x 20 inches
||$11,000. and up
|20 x 24 inches
||$12,000, and up
|30 x 36 inches and over
||$18,000. and up
Additional figures and detailed backgrounds (ie. Landscapes, furniture, etc.) may alter the price.
If you live in the New York City or Baltimore area, at least one visit by the artists is required. A fee of $150 will be charged for each additional visit, if necessary.
While personal visits with the subject(s) are preferred, clients who do not live locally may choose to have Merrill work from photographs and/or videotapes.
Please call, write for specific quotes and estimated delivery time.
Prices are subject to change.
Christine Merrill's works may be viewed online at our website,
William Secord Gallery
52 East 76th Street,
New York, NY 10021