Huge Antique 1879 Stations Of The Cross Oil On Canvas Painting Simon Helps Yqz For Sale
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Number V (5) 27"x 43" Shabby Chic Cond 1st of 2
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We ended up with two huge original oil on canvas paintings, each is one of the Stations of the Cross. They are not signed, but both are dated 1879. We are putting them up in two separate sales, so check them both out.
This is the first of the two. It is station V (five) Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus to carry the cross. "And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear his cross." It is huge being approx. 23" x 34" for just the painting, in a special frame with a finial and wings on top and the Roman numeral V incised and painted on the top also, in the frame it is approx. 27" x 43". It is in shabby chic condition with some pushes into the canvas and a couple of old restoration spots and the finials and wings on the top are loose, but it is such a stunning piece of 19th century Church art. GOOD LUCK!!
We found the following on Wikipedia:
Stations of the Cross (or Way of the Cross; in Latin, Via Crucis; also called the Via Dolorosa or Way of Sorrows, or simply, The Way) is a series of artistic representations, very often sculptural, depicting Christ Carrying the Cross to his crucifixion in the final hours (or Passion) of Jesus before he died, and the devotions using that series to commemorate the Passion, often moving physically around a set of stations. The vast majority of Roman Catholic churches now contain such a series, typically placed at intervals along the side walls of the nave; in most churches these are small plaques with reliefs or paintings.
The tradition as chapel devotion began with St. Francis of Assisi and extended throughout the Roman Catholic Church in the medieval period. It is commonly observed in Lutheranism, and amongst the Anglo-Catholic wing of Anglicanism. It may be done at any time, but is most commonly done during the Season of Lent, especially on Good Friday and on Friday evenings during Lent.
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Estimated shipping weight, (packaged) is 15 lbs 8 oz in a 46 x 30 x 5 box.
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Huge Antique 1879 Stations Of The Cross Oil On Canvas Painting Simon Helps Yqz: $324