Exceptional & imposing painting that dates from the seventeenth century and consists of six panels parquetés ... The work represents a rare theme and quite daring for the time because it shows 11 apostles gathered in the company of marie-madeleine near Paris. According to the Bible, judas having ended its days after the denunciation which provoked the arrest and death of Christ, the Apostles met together: we observe them here around a rocky source from which we distinguish a few plants and rocks (underneath the varnish) see detail photo 6 .. this painting is not signed and has never been examined by an expert, but his style recalls both the manner of the old Flemish masters and that of the Italian artists of the renaissance: the most credible hypothesis seems to be that of a Flemish painter who had stayed in Italy / opinion to research enthusiasts. Note: if we consider the religious context of the time (inquisition) we can highlight the audacity of the artist who places marie-madeleine in the foreground of the painting.Indeed, marie-madeleine has been a controversial figure of religion, first perceived as "the adulterous woman" or as "a prostitute" ... Then she will be considered little by little as "the companion of Christ" and even "his wife" .. to note the beautiful symbolic power of the painting which shows in substance that it is the apostles and marie-madeleine who will be at the source of Christianity ..
table to restore r: provide a relief of the old varnish and a restoration because there are gaps, wears & cracks, as well as two apostles' heads in the background that are almost erased / see detail cliché 9. (everything is basic enough to correct for someone in the trade). Size (6 panels parquetées): 137 cm x 122 cm (weight about 18 kg). Lenvers of the painting shows that the panels have been reinforced and lightened: the darker part seems original because the woodcut is artisanal / see last shot / ask me for other shots if necessary. Shipping - contact me for delivery methods that will vary depending on the distance and the means of transport chosen.The item "exceptional & large table xvii The Apostles & Mary Magdalene at the source" is on sale since Saturday, June 23, 2018. It is in the category "art, antiquities \ art of the nineteenth and before \ paintings, enamels" The seller is "hervg7642" and is located in alissas.
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