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Condition: Very Good. Excellent condition for 400 years of age. Oil On Alabaster c1600-1610 Item Details An exceptional and incredibly rare pair of Early 17th century Italian oil paintings on alabaster, dating to circa 1600-1610. They are both painted on alabaster and are each in their original gilt wood frames which also date to the 17th century. They are both depict religious saints. The first one is of Saint Mary Magdalene Penitent repenting for all her sins. The second painting is of Saint Anthony the great holding the Tau Cross and The Holy Bible. Both saints are placed beneath garlands for flowers surrounding them. The paintings have been completed by a very skilled artist featuring vibrant colours with very realistic features and details. The technique of painting on alabaster is a rare one; unlike other materials such as metal, canvas and wooden panel. This is because at the time, alabaster was a precious and expensive material to use. The surviving pieces are rare due to their fragile nature. Condition report: Overall, the paintings are in very good condition, the frames do show some signs of usage and ageing however, please expect this as these pieces are over 400 years old. Dimensions: Total size including frame: 22.5 x 19.5 cm Image size: 17 cm x 13 cm Weight for the pair: 1250 grams Please ask any questions that you may have. Items like this very rarely appear on the market and a very rare. When they do appear, they only feature in high class auction houses. A similar piece to the ones within this listing was valued between 3000-6000 euros for one alone, please … [Klicken Sie unten für eine ausführliche Beschreibung]
Verkäufer: alpha_and_omega_antiques [Southport, United Kingdom]
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