German Medieval Renaissance, Religious Old Master, Saint Sophia, 1400's Large Antique Oil Painting. An extremely rare survival and unseen for decades, large scale medieval German oil or tempera on canvas depicting St Sophia as mother to her daughters, Faith, Hope and Charity. With Saint Sophia at left with her daughters Saints Faith, Hope and Charity holding their saintly attributes, breasts on a platter, scourge, rack and stake with daggers to breast etc. Also featuring the Holy All Seeing Eye at upper centre, representing The Almighty God. This was often included in very early northern european religious paintings.Later, in the 16th and 17th centuries the Freemasons used the symbol in their iconography. Early fifteenth century and still with bright colouring of the various elements, description in Latin beneath each figure, housed in an ebonised wooden frame. Condition-wise the painting is good, commensurate with age, but with expected edge losses and small pinholes at various points. The image dimensions are approximately: 31 1/4'' x 24 1/2'' (79.5cm x 61cm). F rom my own modest collection and prior to my ownership with a long held private collection in Norfolk, England. Not normally seen on the open market, paintings of this pedigree are more usually confined to museums and expensive private collections. As is usual, open to sensible offers for this extremely scarce work and with worldwide FREEPOST. NOW REDUCED TO A SUPER LOW PRICE. Please do ask questions as required and do also see my other listings of 15th century through to early 20th century art. With a long association amongst the world of fine art, I have excellent sources of fine paintings from the 15th century onwards.
All of my items are researched, where possible, ensuring my buyers receive items that meet their expectations. Please do contact me and I will be happy to help. The item "German Renaissance Old Master Saints Christ 15thC Large Antique Oil Painting" is in sale since Monday, February 22, 2021.
This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "angelic-fine-arts" and is located in Norwich. This item can be shipped worldwide.