The Sacred Heart of Jesus, Oil Painting on Canvas 18th century
Item e6676

An antique oil painting depicting the sacred heart of Jesus. Oil on canvas with pastell colors. The symbolism of the depiction is that the pierced heart of the crucified is the source of the sacraments of the church. Framed with antique wooden and gilded frame. Unsigned, Germany, Bavaria early 18th century. Slight cracelure, some small restaurations.

Oil Paintings with religious context have a long history. Usual they were commissioned by the church but since the 15th century also by private clients. Often they are utilized for the deep rooted tradition of the home altar (Herrgottswinkel) where the families come together. The image of Mary is maybe the most common representation in Christian art. The life and crucifixion of Jesus also occupies a large space in this art movement.

Measures:
Width: 27.56" (70 cm)
Height: 34.25" (87 cm)
Depth: 1.57" (4 cm)
Inside width: 22.83" (58 cm)
Inside height: 29.53" (75 cm)
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