Antique 17th century Painting Virgin Adoring the Sleeping Christ Child
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Antique early 17th century painting on copper plate depicts The Virgin Adoring the Sleeping Christ Child. Mary is depicted dressed in a blue robe with a gold border, and a violet tunic underneath, with hands folded in a prayer posture. The infant Jesus lies in swaddling cloth with closed eyes.
Depicts the Blessed Virgin Mary with hands folded in a prayer posture wearing a purple dress, representing the Passion of Jesus, with a blue mantle representing her perpetual virginity, and cloaked veil with a gold aureole above her head. The infant Jesus lies in swaddling cloth with closed eyes, golden sun rays, and a crown on his head.
The former owner of this painting is a Canadian gentleman of Hungarian descent. This painting was shown, during his visit to Hungry in 1992, to the leading Hungarian expert in 15-17th century European paintings, Urbach Zsuzsa, from Szépművészeti Múzeum Budapest (The Museum of Fine Arts). The painting was identified as central European Austrian-German 17th century circa 1600 A.D., with some later restorations. The original expertise letter from the Szépművészeti Múzeum signed by Urbach Zsuzsa, and dated 06 October 1992, states that the painting is 17th century circa 1600, and is with the description of the condition of the painting, including the description of some old touch-ups, and suggestions that the conservation of this painting should be done at the Ottawa National Gallery. This letter will be provided to the buyer.
CONDITION: Some old restorations. Due to the fact that two sides of the copper plate of the painting, the left side, and bottom, were damaged and uneven, the previous owner tried to fix these two sides and make the edges even. He however did this very unprofessionally using a file, so the two sides have a very sharp edge.
DIMENSIONS: Size of painting in the frame: 28.3 cm x 22.8 cm (11 1/8 in x 9 in).
Dimensions without the frame: 21.2 cm x 15.5 cm (8 3/8 in x 6 1/8.
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- 17th century
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