This is a stunning piece of religious art. It is a beautiful image of St. Mary’s Basilica in Krakow, Poland with its two spires reaching towards a dark and stormy sky. The scene is evocative as the entrance is light and inviting protecting those who enter from the coming storm. Wonderful.
This piece is beautifully framed and matted. The artist’s signature is in the lower left corner, but it is illegible.
This is a stunning antique sculpture. It is a highly detailed scene of the Nativity. The focal point is, of course, Our Lord in the manger. The Blessed Virgin Mary is kneeling over Him in prayer while they are surrounded by a host of people, angles and animals. Cherubs are rollicking in the clouds above and the shepherds are in the distant background. The scene is vibrant with excitement and the detail is amazing.
This piece was made in France and is signed “Favier”. We believe it is bronze and dates to the 1800’s. It is housed in a beautiful wood frame and is quite heavy.
Please Note: The bronze has no backing and is loose from the frame. This can be easily repaired.
This is a beautiful religious painting. It is an image of Saint Helena after the famous painting “Saint Helena” by Cima Da Conegliano, c. 1495.
Saint Helena of Constantinople
St. Helena was the mother of Emperor Constantine the Great and an Empress of the Roman Empire. She is known for her great works of charity and for finding the True Cross of Christ’s crucifixion. St. Helena is the patron saint of new discoveries and her feast day is celebrated on August 18.
This is a magnificent antique painting of the saint. It shows St Borromeo wearing red cardinal’s robes gazing at a large crucifix in his hands with a skull on the table before him. His halo is of radiant bright gold.
Reverse glass painting is an ancient folk art tradition of Bavaria. This piece is likely from the early turn of the century. The backing is also beautifully painted and held in place with wooden pegs. Fantastic.
Saint Charles Borremeo
Saint Charles Borromeo was the cardinal archbishop of Milan from 1564 to 1584. Among the great reformers of the troubled sixteenth century, Borromeo helped lead the movement to combat the inroads being made by the Protestant Reformation. He was a leading figure during the Counter-Reformation and was responsible for significant reforms in the Catholic Church, including the founding of seminaries for the education of priests. Saint Charles Borromeo was canonized in 1610. Feast Day: November 4.
This is a unique religious painting. It is an image of a habited nun with a radiant halo. Her hands are folded in prayer over her crucifix. Her expression is serene as she lifts her eyes towards Heaven. Wonderful!
This is painted on richly stained wood with a long cord and tassel. The artist signature is difficult to read but we believe it is Daniel Larson.
Note: We do not recognize this saint. Please contact us if you have information.
This is a fantastic vintage religious print. It is an image of the Descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. The third person of the Trinity appears as a white dove above several apostles with golden halos kneeling to receive the flames of the Holy Ghost. Magnificent.
The print has a striking frame that is designed to look like aged crumbling columns. The frame and print appear to be quite old but with newer backing and staples to keep it in place.
This is a beautiful vintage print. It shows the magnificent Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Paris as seen from the base of the funicular train. The print is hand titled in pencil: “Sacre Coeur and funicular”.
Condition: There are some small scratches on the frame. Please See Pictures
This is a stunning antique art print. It is an image of the famous 1580 piece titled “Our Lady of Divine Providence” by Scipione Pulzone, also known as Il Gaetano. The print shows the Blessed Virgin Mother gazing down on an infant Christ. Our Lord is holding His mother’s hand as he looks on her radiate face. Wonderful!
Condition:The frame has some chips and scratches with age. Please See Pictures.
This is a remarkable set of antique sacred art prints. Each piece is a polychrome lithograph framed by an elaborate embossed paper arch. The images are Saint Joseph & Christ; a young Jesus; and Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque.
The first image is a youthful Jesus. He is shown in a setting full of Catholic symbolism. Our Lord has a cross leaning on His shoulder with a crown of thorns hanging from the top. There is a large chalice at the foot of the cross wrapped in grapevine. To one side of Our Lord is a rock, symbolizing Golgotha, with three nails. In the background are large plantings of grapes and wheat, symbolizing the Eucharist. Magnificent!
The second image is of Saint Joseph holding a young Christ in his lap. The two are holding hands while Jesus holds a spray of lilies in one arm, the symbol for purity, often associated with Saint Joseph.
The third image is Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque kneeling before Christ. He is shown pointing to His Sacred Heart. His hands are dripping blood and light is radiating from His heart and His hands. This is a representation of her vision when Christ instructed her in the devotion to His Sacred Heart.
The rich colors of each print are enhanced by the gold painted arch frame. The paper is quite thick, almost cardboard, and is deeply embossed.
Condition: Some of the topmost points are missing from the arches. Please see pictures.
Dimensions: 15" tall x 9" wide; Prints - 7.25" tall x 3.75" wide