Pair of 18th century German paintings of Saints

£6,250.00

A pair of paintings of saints. St Francis and St Alouisius both painted and framed in around 1720.

The painting of a saint with a book, a skull, a stigmata and a cross was made in the early 18th century, possibly by St. Francis of Assisi.

The picture is provided with Reichsgraf von Althann coat of arms, Bavarian nobility that can be traced back to 1129

Painting of Saint Aloisius (1568-1591) The saint is shown seated and in a devout posture with his attributes book and lily. He was Hereditary Prince of the Count of Castiglione, but he waived this claim and became a Jesuit. He died during a plague. He is regarded as the plague saint and patron saint of schoolchildren and students.

The picture is provided with Reichsgraf von Althann coat of arms In addition, the coat of arms contains a baron's crown

 

Both Dimensions without frame: 72.5 x 59.5 cm.

Dimensions with frame: 95 x 70 cm.

Original hand-carved oak frames from the early 18th century with gilding.