Offered by Galerie FC Paris
Paintings and sculptures
Oil on copper
Presented in a rare frame of the same period in carved wood, gilded with foliage.
Total dimensions : 52 x 60 cm. The copper alone : 27 x 37 cm
The painter who executed our painting probably saw the work of Annibal Carracci (Bologna, 1560 - Rome, 1609) on the same subject, also painted on copper, currently in the collections of the Louvre.
He delivers here a "personal" painting, not a cover! Realized with a Flemish sensitivity with bright colors and a landscape background all in shades of green and blue.
The layout is unpretentious, but neat, featuring characters with generous musculature.
The painting represents the moment when Stephen is dragged out of the city of Jerusalem. His martyrdom supposedly took place at the Damascus Gate.
Stephen or Saint Stephen, a learned preacher, known for his argued speeches, was sentenced in Jerusalem to stoning for blasphemy. In fact, he is also the first Christian martyr condemned after the death of Christ. His faith led to the conversion of Saul of Tarsus, known as Saint Paul.
Very good condition.
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