Great portrait HST St. Francis de Sales Devout Life cherubs eighteenth

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Large oil on canvas depicting the portrait of Saint Francis de Sales * sitting in front of a copy of his work "Introduction to the Devout Life," above him two little cherubs look at him with kindness, late eighteenth and early nineteenth time centuries.

This painting is in good condition. The painting was restored and réentoilée later.

A note: some wear and gaps on the frame, see photos.

* Francis de Sales (1567-1622):

is a Savoyard clergyman. Bishop of Geneva in residence at Annecy, he was proclaimed a saint and doctor of the Catholic Church. From a noble family, he renounced all his titles of nobility. He became one of the most respected theologians in Christianity. This great preacher ascended the seat of a bishop of Geneva and founded with Baroness Jeanne de Chantal the religious order of the Visitation. He exerted a significant influence within the Catholic Church but also to the holders of the temporal power that were, among others, its rulers, the dukes Charles Emmanuel I and Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy, the regent of Savoy Christine de France and kings Henry IV and Louis XIII of France. It was during the year 1608 he wrote his most famous work, Introduction to the Devout Life (from his correspondence with his cousin). This book was soon a huge success, it is reprinted over forty times in the lifetime of Francis de Sales.

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  • Cadre 87,5 cm x 110 cm
  • Huile 77 cm x 99,5 cm