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Relief Portrait of St. Cecilia the Patroness of Musicians

Ca. 1880

A cast relief of St. Cecilia known as the patroness of musicians perhaps modeled after a Renaissance example in the Toledo Museum of Art in Ohio. The base is plaster with a very fine texture finish that has an alabaster appearance. The ogee molded frame of the interior, part of the entire casting, is painted with a deep brown salmon color with floral and leaf design extending onto the portrait. The background of the portrait has a pale blue light sky. Her blouse has an incised shallow all over design. All contained in a glass, gilt and black shadow frame. Please be aware that glass can be problematical when shipped.

Price

$1,450

Condition

Very good antique condition. There are small dings and some paint loss to the black frame. The liner shows appropriate aging. The plaster relief has a small loss to the surface at the bottom of the profile just left of center.

Measurements

Height: 27.5"
Width: 21.25"
Depth: 3"

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