A Veneto-Cretan icon of the Mother of God Galaktotrophousa with Saint Roch 17th century<BR />
Lot 170
A Veneto-Cretan icon of the Mother of God Galaktotrophousa with Saint Roch 17th century
£6,000 - 8,000
US$ 9,700 - 13,000

Lot Details
A Veneto-Cretan icon of the Mother of God Galaktotrophousa with Saint Roch
17th century
the Virgin in bright-red maphorion heightened with gold, and a pale blue tunic, the bearded St. Roch shown looking on from the right, holding a pilgrim's staff, with a shell pinned to his left shoulder and crossed-keys across his chest; within a gilt and painted wooden frame
27.2 x 21.3cm (10 11/16 x 8 3/8in).

Footnotes

  • Compare with a group of nine icons of the same subject in the collection of the Museo Nazionale di Ravenna. (See Gina Pavan, Icone dalle Collezioni del Museo Nazionale di Ravenna, Ravenna 1979, nos. 59,60, 65-67, 99, 100, 107, and 111, pp.51-54, 66-67, 69, and 71.)

    In the 15th century the relics of Saint Roch were translated from Voghera (Montpellier) to Venice where they rest in the Chiesa di San Rocco which was inaugurated in 1485.
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