17th Century Italian Religious Icon Painting Inspired by Venetian Cretan School
From Italy, a late 17th century religious painting inspired by Orthodox Venetian Cretan School, depicting a bishop blessing two kneeling praying nuns.
Unframed, this antique oil on larch panel painting comes from a Venetian private family collection, it is in overall good age related condition and shows an old vertical restoration, on the right-hand nun due to the curvature of the panel.
Measures: Height 54 cm
Width 45 cm.
Depth 5 cm.
height: 54 cm
width: 45 cm
depth: 5 cm
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.Period: 1880
A late 17th century Italian school oil on canvas painting, depicting the Crucifixion of Apostle Saint Andrew, relined and unframed. An old man stands before a wooden cross, while a Saracen is binding him on the left side of the composition, he is about to be crucified. This antique Italian work, based on an apparently simple compositional scheme, is full of emotional content. The man is portrayed more than half-length with his torso bare and his hair and beard white from age. With his left arm he holds an X-shaped cross, which allows us to identify him as the apostle Saint Andrew; moreover, there is a luminous aura in the dark background. The anatomy of the figure of the saint, his body, his look upward, resigned, all produce a very effective emotional atmosphere. Saint Andrew´s intensely contemplative expression and the cross are related through the process of suffering and martyrdom. The antique Italian religious painting is in good condition and shows old restorations. It comes from a Milanese private collection.Period: 1600 Height: 119 cm Width: 96 cm
Early 18th century oil on canvas painting with figures depicting a departure, within a modern giltwood frame.
Good age related condition, this antique Italian school painting comes from a private palazzo of Milan.
The figures are portrayed on a patio in a farewell, the two figures on the left in the foreground embrace, he is armed with a sword, while the female figure on the right carries a basket of precious and valuable pots; beyond the balustrade, other figures are moving crates, as if the young man were leaving.
In the background, vegetation and buildings. The painting is in good age related condition, it is an excellent first canvas painting, never lined and shows some restorations consistent with its history of 300 years. Canvas only measures without frame: Height 75 cm Width 99 cm.