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The conversion of Paul - Guillam Forchondt the Elder (1608-1678)
The conversion of Paul - Guillam Forchondt the Elder (1608-1678) - Paintings & Drawings Style
Ref : 99471
9 500 €
Period :
17th century
Artist :
Guillam Forchondt l'Ancien (1608-1678)
Provenance :
Flemish school
Medium :
Oil on copper
Dimensions :
l. 28.35 inch X H. 21.65 inch
Paintings & Drawings  - The conversion of Paul - Guillam Forchondt the Elder (1608-1678)
Jan Muller

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The conversion of Paul - Guillam Forchondt the Elder (1608-1678)

Oil on copper?

Guillam Forchondt the Elder was a Flemish painter, cabinet maker and art dealer. He operated a successful painting workshop and a profitable art dealership which extended throughout Europe.

We like to thank Dr. Jan De Maere for the attribution to this artist.

The conversion of Paul as a subject gradually became popular during the Renaissance. . Apart from the religious significance, the subject allowed the artist to include landscape elements, a crowd of figures and horses.A large number of the many depictions show Paul, and often several of his companions, travelling the Damascus Road on horseback, Paul most often on a white horse.
This is not mentioned in the biblical accounts (which do not say how he travelled), and certainly makes for a more dramatic composition. The horses are usually shown as disturbed by the sudden appearance of the vision, and have often fallen to the ground themselves. It may also reflect how people of the various periods expected a person of Paul's importance to travel a distance of 135 miles (or 218 km).

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Jan Muller

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17th Century Oil Painting