This beautyful Print of Palma Vecchio's Santa Barbara come in a magnificent Gilt Frame. It has a dedication written on the back which dates to 1911. It depicts Saint Barbara. The original by Palma il Vecchio is a well known masterpiece of the Venetian school.
About Palma Vecchio (c. 1480 – July 1528), born Jacopo Palma and also known as Jacopo Negretti, was an Italian painter of the Venetian school born at Serina Alta near Bergamo. He is called Palma Vecchio in English ("Old Palma" in Italian Palma il Vecchio) to distinguish him from Palma Giovane, his great-nephew. When Palma arrived in Venice early in the 16th century, he reputedly was a companion and competitor of Lorenzo Lotto, and to some extent a pupil of Titian. He may also have taught Bonifazio Pitati and influenced Giovanni Busi. Palma's earlier works betray the influence of Giovanni Bellini. Palma's work demonstrates superior richness of color, but he did not excel with regard to invention nor vigorous draughtsmanship
About Saint Barbara: Known in the Eastern Orthodox Church as the Great Martyr Barbara, was an early Christian saint and martyr. Accounts place her in the 3rd century in Nicomedia, present-site Turkey or in Heliopolis of Phoenicia, present-day Lebanon. There is no reference to her in the authentic early Christian writings nor in the original recension of Saint Jerome's martyrology. Her name can be traced to the 7th century, and veneration of her was common, especially in the East, from the 9th century. Because of doubts about the historicity of her legend, she was removed from the General Roman Calendar in the 1969 revision, though not from the Catholic Church's list of saints.
Size: 18" by 10"
Condition : Very good, some minor damage to the Gilt (PLEASE SEE PICTURES)
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