794
794
Madre della Consolazione, Veneto-Cretan, late 16th century
Estimate
25,00035,000
LOT SOLD. 25,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
794
Madre della Consolazione, Veneto-Cretan, late 16th century
Estimate
25,00035,000
LOT SOLD. 25,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Madre della Consolazione, Veneto-Cretan, late 16th century

depicted half-length on a gold ground, wearing a blue tunic and a purple maphorion, a transparent white veil draped over her hair, the tunic and mantle of Christ and the mantle of the Mother of God decorated with various gold line motifs, Christ holding a gold globe in one hand and making a sign of blessing with the other, the back of the panel painted with the cross and symbols of the Passion of Christ


68 by 54cm, 26 3/4 by 21 3/4 in.
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Catalogue Note

The iconography of the Madre della Consolazione type has clearly been influenced by Italian prototypes.  The icon's Italian title refers to the suffering of Christ, as anticipated by his mother. The Madre della Consolazione, nearly always painted by Cretan icon painters in a late Gothic style, became very popular in the 16th and 17th centuries, with icons of this type exported to Mount Athos, Patmos, Rhodes, Jerusalem, Sinai and even Flanders.

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