A great angelic oil painting depicting an angel sheltering a sleeping child from a snake. Oil painting on canvas with vigorous pastell colors. Framed with antique decorative gilded frame. Unsigned, Germany early 20th century. Very minor defects.
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.
artfour is an owner-managed trading company that sells Black Forest wood carvings, antler furniture and an impressive variety of unique decorative items. Our antiques are on display in a century-old barn in southern Germany, which we renovated ourselves. Antiques have been our passion since the 1980s. We ship worldwide, perfectly packaged and with a money back guarantee. This allows us to be your preferred partner for the Black Forest and ancient art.
Width: 22.64" (57.5 cm)
Height: 28.74" (73 cm)
Depth: 1.57" (4 cm)
Inside width: 17.72" (45 cm)
Inside height: 24.02" (61 cm)