Shows St John de Matha and Felix de Valois, founders from the Order of the Most Holy Trinity or Trinitarians, Jesus Christ, God the Father, and the Holy Spirit. This fine painting was executed with exquisite skill and mastery. Acquired many years ago from the estate of professional art conservator Foy Caspar, who served a distinguished US museum, and whose collection was vast and exquisite. This painting displays exceptional skill and talent.
This could be well worth additional research. Measuring 6.75 x 8.25 for the painting itself on copper panel. Frame measuring 12 x 14 and 1.5 inches thick. Excellent Original Condition with no visible signs of in painting or restoration. Oil on copper and surface has been professionally cleaned by leading art restorer.Frame is original 18th century gilt wood frame in baroque period style from around 1700. The entire ensemble was recently rehoused by professional framer using glare proof museum glass. Of either Spanish colonial origin or Italy, with a superb execution of remarkable detail for an unsigned work.
We do not have enough evidence here to make assertions on authorship. This little item is a sleeper for the right collector.The frame alone is worth the asking price. We believe the painting is Spanish, probably Spanish colonial based on both the frame and the copper medium. Our Lady of Ransom is a Marian title commemorating the foundation of the Mercedarian religious order by St. This name derives from the Spanish word for mercy: merced. The complete name of this order is: Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary for the Ransom of Captives (OdeM). Her feast day in the Catholic tradition is Se p tember 18th. The Order of the Most Holy Trinity and of the Captives (Latin: Ordo Sanctissimae Trinitatis et captivorum), often shortened to The Order of the Most Holy Trinity (Latin: Ordo Sanctissimae Trinitatis), or Trinitarians , is a Catholic religious order that was founded in the area of Cerfroid, some 80 km northeast of Paris, at the end of the twelfth century. From the very outset, a special dedication to the mystery of the Holy Trinity has been a constitutive element of the Order's life.
Papal documents refer to the founder only as Brother John, but tradition identifies him as St. John de Matha, whose feast day is celebrated on 17 December. The founding-intention for the Order was the ransom of Christians held captive by non-Christians, a consequence of crusading and of pirating along the Mediterranean coast of Europe.
 The Order has the initials O. Its distinctive cross of red and blue can be traced to its beginnings. Reform-minded Trinitarians in Spain first established the movement known as the Recollection and then, under the leadership of St. John Baptist of the Conception, a movement at Valdepeñas (Ciudad Real) known as the Spanish Discalced Trinitarians at the very end of the sixteenth century.Far-reaching periods of growth and development followed this rebirth. The item "Circa 1700 Antique Baroque Mannerist Spanish Colonial Retablo Painting" is in sale since Friday, February 28, 2020. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "vieuxcreole" and is located in New Orleans, Louisiana. This item can be shipped to United States.