Antique Drawing-RELIGIOUS ORDER-SAINT CLARE OF MONTEFALCO-NUN-Anonymous-1920

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This attractive watercolour drawing in a primitive style represents a Clare nun.

Description

Subject: Antique drawing, titled: ”Clare Non.” – This attractive watercolour drawing in a primitive style represents a Clare nun. Possibly referring to Saint Clare of Montefalco (c. 1268-1308), also called Saint Clare of the Cross, who was an Augustinian nun and abbess. Before becoming a nun, St. Clare was a member of the Third Order of St. Francis. She was canonized by Pope Leo XIII on December 8, 1881.

Condition: Very good, given age. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.

Medium: Watercolour and gouache drawing on wove paper. Watermark: van Gelder (Gothic lettering)

Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 17.5 x 22.5 cm. The image size is ca. 10.5 x 13.5 cm.

Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 6.9 x 8.9 inch. The image size is ca. 4.1 x 5.3 inch.

Part Number: 64423

Location: PCO-C6-03

Description: This drawing was part of a collection of similar religious drawings of unknown probably Dutch origin. Possibly made in a monastery, by monks or nuns. Based on watermark it can be dated to c. 1920.

Artists and Engravers: Anonymous.

 

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