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Gothic Antique Oil on Wood Painting Saint Bishop Martyr, 19th Century

Gothic Antique Oil on Wood Painting Saint Bishop Martyr, 19th Century


This XIXth century oil on wood panel painting is an outstanding piece of art. The Saint is masterfully rendered, with intricate details and an air of serenity that is truly captivating. The use of oil paint on the wood panel gives the painting a rich and textured look that is mesmerizing.

In addition to its aesthetic value, this painting also holds historical significance. The subject of the Saint Bishop Martyr holding a large quill pen and staff is a powerful symbol of the role of religious leaders in spreading the word of God through the written word. The depiction of a Saint Bishop Martyr is also significant as it represents the sacrifice and devotion of those who have dedicated their lives to the Church.

The 19th century was a time of great religious and cultural change and this painting is a reflection of the religious art produced during that time. The use of the gilded gold background is reflective of the Neo-Gothic artistic style following examples from the Byzantine school and Orthodox iconography that greatly influenced arts in Europe throughout all the Middle Ages. This painting is a unique and valuable artifact that tells the story of a specific period in history, and it is also a valuable addition for art collectors.



60 cm tall x 40 cms wide

Condition: Signs of wear and tear are present due to the age of the piece, including peeling paint and cracks in the framing, as well as visible wear on the artwork itself, such as paint chipping, small splits in the wood, and paint flaking. The depiction of the Saint shows minimal wear. Please refer to all photos to evaluate the condition


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