B557 - SOLD
This a superb large antique French religious wall hanging dating from the 1800's.
It would have hung in a church or a château and would now make an absolutely stunning statement piece.
The subject is the Holy Family and the piece is entitled 'La Sainte Famille D'Apres Raphaël'. It is hand painted in oil on canvas and is signed by J.H. Louis.
As the title suggests it is a copy of the original 'La Sainte Famille' painted by Raphaël in 1518 now hanging in the Louvre, Paris.
The artist has certainly managed to emulate the bold style and colours of Raphaël to create a very atmospheric piece.
At the centre of the composition is Mary wearing a stunning deep pink gown and jade green cloak. She holds out her arms to her chubby infant with his gorgeous golden curly hair. Above them an angel with fabulous purple wings holds a crown of flowers in deep pastel tones.
To the left of Jesus is Elizabeth, tightly holding the small John The Baptist who in turn clutches his crossed reed. In the background is a pensive Joseph and between him and the winged angel is another figure with crossed hands which is believed to be another angel.
Around this composition our artist Monsieur Louis, has painted a fabulous border in gorgeous shades of brown and gold to emulate a gilded picture frame. The canvas of the painting is unglazed and hangs from a wooden dowel as a wall hanging. It will roll up on to the dowel for transportation.
It is in good condition with just one tiny hole at the bottom edge and just one stain to the border in the bottom left hand corner neither of which detract.
The wall hanging measures :- 196 cm (6 ft 5 inches) high x 142 cm (4 ft 8 inches) wide.
A fabulous 19th Century copy of a 16th Century masterpiece and a very atmospheric piece to add an authentic château chic statement to an interior.
Another divine antique French find from La Belle Étoffe.
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U.K. Delivery £25.00
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Possible delivery method: U.K. & France