Ecole flamande - Sainte Face

Ecole flamande - Sainte Face
Oil on copper - Not signed - XVIIe siècle

Oil on copper plate, 17th century Flemish school.
Representation of the Holy Face, with Greek letters on both sides. On one side, ‘IΣ’ topped with an ‘A’ (Iota Sigma Alpha), on the other ‘XΣ’ (Khi Sigma).

Lily flowers are represented in the rays of light on either side of the Holy Face

On the back, a long annotation:
‘Given to the chapel of the Holy Virgin of Saint-Sauveur by Mr. Vatié, painter from the Academy of Saint-Luc, in the year 1772’

The chapel of the Holy Virgin of Saint-Sauveur was located in Paris. The Saint-Luc Academy was a painting school in Paris. Founded in 1391, it was re-established in 1649 and abolished along with other arts and crafts communities by Turgot in 1776. Nicolas Boucher was a member.

Some chips in the painting.

Lot details
Ecole flamande
Title of artwork
Sainte Face
XVIIe siècle
Oil on copper
Not signed
In need of restoration
Sold with frame
Image size
40×31 cm
Total dimensions
48×40×3 cm
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