Antique painting, oil on canvas, XVII century, depicting Mordecai in front of the Jewish people.
The painting appears to depict a biblical episode from the Book of Esther.
Mordecai, stepfather and uncle of Esther, succeeded in saving the Jews from the complete destruction ordered by Aman, the powerful minister of Ahasuerus, king of Persia. With the king's authorization, he issued a counter-decree authorizing the Jews to defend themselves, giving them a light of liberation and joy.
Second in the empire, Mordecai continued to be respected and to work for their own good.
The painting, of excellent quality, appears to refer to a master of sure talent, operating presumably in Venice.
In overall fairly good condition, considering its age. There are old scattered restorations and some peeling of the surface.
The protective paint is a little yellowed and it would benefit from a cleaning. The original canvas has a rather recent relining that gives no evidence of any kind of preservation problem. Fine craquelure compatible with age. The stretcher was probably replaced at the time of the re-lining.
Framed with beautiful box frame, lacquered and decorated with gilded patterns, probably made in the last century and that showing some defects and flaws.
Canvas size: 52.5 x 82 cm. Frame size: 71.5 x 101 cm.
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- Maestro del 17° secolo
- Titel van kunstwerk
- Mardocheo di fronte al popolo ebraico
- XVII Secolo d.C.
- Olieverf op doek
- Over het algemeen in goede staat met ouderdoms- en gebruikssporen
- Verkoop met lijst
- 52,5×82 cm
- Totale afmetingen
- 71,5×101×4 cm