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ST. VINCENT DE PAUL: AN HISTORICAL FIGURAL CLOCK

Description

To be executed in gilt bronze; enamel dial

The priest cradling a foundling while gesturing towards another on the ground in front of a milestone containing the clock; the base frieze with developed anthemion mount 10in. (half life size)

Saint Vincent de Paul (circa 1580-1660) was "a French priest of humble peasant origin who devoted his life to the relief of the poor" (Hall, 322). He is commonly depicted in the act of rescuing destitute children, as on the reliquary made for the church of the Madeleine, Paris, in 1848 (exhibited Un age d'or, 1991, cat. #277). He founded The Congregation of Mission Priests and The Sisters of Charity; both these missionary organisations continue today and their work is worldwide. See p. XXX, above, for Louis´┐Ż' support and attitude to charity and the indigent class.

Medium

Watercolour and gouache over lithographic line, on laid paper

Signed/Inscribed

Inscribed: Reduit de moitie (reduced by half)

Dimensions:

31.80cm wide   47.70cm high (12.52 inches wide  18.78 inches high)

Status

FOR SALE