Late 17th Century Italian Old Master Style Religious Oil on Canvas. Circa late 17th century. An old master style religious study, depicting angels, the sacred heart of Christ, a serpent and dove. Possibly a Holy representation of love, peace and wisdom. The sacred heart of Christ symbol representing Christs love for the whole of humanity, the serpent traditionally believed represent wisdom and the dove of peace (Matthew 10:16 “be ye therefore wise as a serpent and harmless as doves”). There may be other interpretations. Mounted in a carved wooden gilt frame, with polychrome floral decoration in relief. Painting 40cm x 30cm. Frame 55cm x 47cm. Does require some restoration. There is considerable surface wear, some crazing and some losses to the paint (see photos). There are some losses and wear to the gilding on the frame and a loss to the floral decoration lower left. Old worm holes to the back of the frame, as would be expected. Please also refer to the photographs , they form part of the description. The item “17th Century Italian Old Master Religious Oil on Canvas Sacred Heart of Christ” is in sale since Wednesday, March 20, 2019. This item is in the category “Art\Paintings”. The seller is “plardiwickantiques” and is located in Gnosall. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Style: Old Master
- Listed By: Dealer or Reseller
- Medium: Oil
- Date of Creation: Antique (Pre-1900)
- Features: Framed
- Subject: Religious
- Originality: Original