How to Buy Painting Reproductions | Charles Lewis Art

Several giclee print sizes are available, up to approximately the size of the original. For matted prints, I size the print to leave approximately 2-3 inches between the picture’s border and the frame, using several standard frame sizes for easy installation in off-the-shelf frames. For example, a print intended for a 16x20 frame would be about 11x14 inches in actual image size. The smaller prints (8x10 and 11x14) are also available already-matted using for easy, cost-effective insertion into standard frames.


For larger sizes (16x20 and up), I prefer to reproduce the paintings on specialized printing canvas, stretched over artist stretcher bars. These are almost indistinguishable from the original oil painting. Because most collectors prefer to choose their own frame, I ship these unframed.

A note on print sizes: For larger walls, like in living rooms, bigger is always better. The 16 x 20 size is probably a minimum; the 20 x 24 (or equivalent depending on the geometry of the original) size usually gives an even better viewing experience. For smaller areas like bathrooms, bedrooms and hallways, the 11x14 or 16x20 sizes are most often used.

Print Prices

(Intended Frame size)
Matted on 8x10 mat = $45 plus CA tax if applicable (Free shipping in continental US). Actual image size approximately 5" x 7"

(Intended Frame size)
Matted on 11x14 mat = $85 plus CA tax if applicable (Free shipping in continental US). Actual image size approximately 8" x 10"

(Intended Frame size)
Matted on 16x20 mat = $140 plus CA tax if applicable (Free shipping in continental US). Actual image size approximately 11" x 14"

(Intended Frame size)
16x20 canvas print on stretcher bars = $250 plus CA tax if applicable (Free shipping in continental US). Actual image size 16x20

(Intended Frame size)
20x24 canvas print on stretcher bars = $340 plus CA tax if applicable (Free shipping in continental US). Actual image size 20x24"

(Intended Frame size)
22x28 and 24x30 canvas print on stretcher bars = $390 plus CA tax if applicable (Free shipping in continental US). Actual image size 22x28 or 24x30"

A note on care of these prints: All works on paper (as well as prints on canvas) are sensitive to atmospheric and light conditions, which affect their lifetime. Direct or bright sunlight will, over time, fade almost any print – therefore, it is recommended by museum curators and other experts that prints be hung on walls where they do not receive a lot of bright daylight. Framing under glass is usually recommended, although my UV-coated prints should have a very long lifetime even when framed without glass. With care taken in their placement, they should give decades, even centuries, of enjoyment.

Total Satisfaction Guarantee

I guarantee that you will be 100% satisfied with your purchase or you may contact me for a full refund. Typically I can ship your order within 2-3 business days - however, sometimes I may need more time to complete a new print run, then go through the lengthy preparation and coating process; if that is the case, I will contact you with a projected ship date.