Christ Child as Salvator Mundi 18th Century Italian oil on Canvas Painting
An antique 18th century Italian painting depiting the figure of the infant Christ as Salvator Mundi, in a cloudy sky, loosely draped, holding the celestial globe in His left hand and a crucifix in the right hand.
With His right foot he subdues the head of a winged dragon that seems to have a resigned look.
The painting represents the victory of Faith over evil, a matter underlined by the Light illuminating Christ Child contrasting the darkness of the background.
The painting’s canvas has been professionally relined and shows old restorations, consistent with age and use. Later canvas cleaning and revarnishing improve the good age related condition of this Italian artwork, dating back to back to mid-18th century.
Framed with an original linear silver-leaf wooden frame of the same period.
height: 75 (85) cm
width: 60 (69.5) 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
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.