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Saint John, The Divine, writing the Revelations, a whole length, (painting)

Artist:
Vandyke
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 1 (Sale info: For Sale).
"And there appeared a great wonder in the heavens, a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet," and "a great Red Dragon, having seven heads and ten horns," and "I saw one of his heads on it were wounded to death." This rich and beautiful painting is in a good state of preservation. The execution of the figure is fine and highly elaborated, and the subordinate parts painted with astonishing freedom. When this picture came into the hands of the present proprietor, it was almost wholly obscured by various incrustations, so that the fine purple tunic appeared a dingy drab colour;--it was cleaned with great labour, and now appears as it came from the hands of the master.--Size, 54 x by 72 inches. [P. 5.]
Catalogue of Robert Street's Exhibition, at the Artists' Fund Hall, Chestnut Street, above Tenth, of Upwards of 200 Oil Paintings, all executed by himself, with the exception of those by deceased, or Old Masters. Philadelphia: Printed by J. Young, Black Horse Alley. 1840.
Topic:
Religion--Saint--St. John
Figure male
Literature--Bible
Religion--New Testament--Revelations
State of Being--Phenomenon--Vision
Allegory--Death
Religion--New Testament--Apocalypse
Control number:
AECI 04260001
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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