From Italy a late Renaissance 16th century religious painting depicting the Child Saint John The Baptist with a Lamb by an Italian artist of Lombard School, Mannerist period. Antique oil on canvas, an original first canvas painting of St. John the Baptist as a child seated near the lamb, with a large Cross with a winding white ribbon inscribed Ecce Agnus Dei, which translated from Latin means Lamb of God, refers to the Passion of Christ, who gave himself as a sacrifice, as was done in Judaism with lambs, to save men from sin.
St. John the Baptist is presented as an almost cherubic child a beautiful face with brown eyes, ruby red lips and golden wavy hair. He wears a scarlet red drape, seated near a stream, holding a water cup he is baptizing the lamb, symbol of innocence. Both the halo and the dove are messages of love and strengthen the intense mysticism of the scene.
The light is concentrated on the figures in the foreground, leaving the trees and the hilly landscape in the shade, un undefined coat of arms is painted on the left side of the composition.
The religious work is set in a unique antique giltwood frame of the same period and comes from a Milanese private collection.
This Italian Lombard School Old Masters painting is in good age related condition thanks to old conservative restoration and painting cleaning, wear consistent with age and use, canvas is the original of 16th century, whereas canvas painting of this age are usually relined.
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Height 51.5 cm - 33.5 cm the canvas only
Width 47 cm - 29.5 cm the canvas only
Depth 5 cm.
19th Century Italian St Albert of Trapani Portrait on Copper with frame depicted with a book, crucifix and lilies in his left hand while the right one intends to bless. The Saint is represented with the monastic habit of the Carmelite order. Above the inscription SANCTUS ALBERTUS CARMELI.Saint Albert of Trapani, in Sicily, born as Alberto degli Abati (Trapani 1240-Messina 1307) is a Carmelite priest and confessor.
The work is an oil painting on copper plate measuring cm. 29.5 x 22.5 and is placed inside a frame decorated with gilt silver plaster palmettes. The painting is Italian and dates back to the first half of the 1800s. Good age related condition minor painting losses in the lower part and a professional cleaning would be recommended.
A mid-18th century Italian school oil on canvas religious painting, depicting the Penitent Mary Magdalene with long hair, wearing a red drape, with folded hands and looking upwards, praying seated near a table showing the attribute of the oil vase and the attributes despised after redemption such as earrings and pearl necklace.
Set in a later gilt wood frame dating back to early 20th century, this Italian religious painting is in good age related condition; canvas has been relined with new frame and shows old restorations.
It comes from a Milanese private collection.
Height 61 cm canvas only, 74,5 cm framed.
Width: 50 cm canvas only, 64 cm framed.
A late 16th century oil on copper painting by Nicolò Cercignani, an Italian Old Masters artist of the late-Renaissance or Mannerist period, depicting the Raphaelesque transfiguration.
Nicolò Cercignani, sometimes called Niccolo Circignani, known as Pomarancio (Pomarance 1517 ca – 1597 Città della Pieve) was together with Ricciarelli one of the main protagonists of Mannerist painting developed in Tuscany in the 16th century.
This intense pathos work by Cercignani shows two biblical events. On top the transfiguration of Christ. At the bottom is the story of a young boy possessed by a demon. Cercignani characters are not so dramatic than those of the original painting by Raphael.
The religious work is set in a modern giltwood frame and comes from a Milanese private collection.
This Italian Old Masters painting is in good age related condition, the copper plate size is unusually large and is slightly wavy on the upper left side. UV Wood black light shows very minor painting retouched dots, compatible with the 16th century.
65 x 49,7 cm is the copper plate size only, unframed.