19th Century Italian Saint James Religious Painting after Piazzetta
A late 19th century Italian school oil on canvas religious painting, depicting Saint James. It represents the detail of St.James Led to Martyrdom, after the Giovanni Battista Piazzetta ( 1682 – 1754) Italian Rococo painting executed in 1717 in the church of San Stae in Venice.
Piazzetta’s Martyrdom of St James is part of the cycle of the Apostles which as a collective exhibition fortunately remained intact in the choir of the Baroque church San Stae, giving an outline of Venetian painting of the period.
The work depicts St. James, recognizable by the attributes of the book and the obstinate determination of the apostle, guided and illuminated by his faith.
The painting is in good age related condition; we desume the canvas was originally oval, see picture below, then relined in rectangular with new frame.
It comes from a Milanese private collection. Set in a modern giltwood frame measuring 88 h. by 77 w. by 6 cm.
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