“Saint Cecilia, Patroness of Musicians”. Museum quality 19th century French painting on canvas depicting this beautiful representation of Saint Cecilia. (Cecilia also spelled Cecily). Virgin and martyr, is the second most popular Catholic saint and the patroness of music. Legend has it that while she was being wed, she heard beautiful music coming from heaven. For this reason, she is usually depicted in a state of delicacy and ecstasy as if hearing celestial music. Her feast day is celebrated on November 22nd. The first record of a music festival in her honor was held at Évreux in Normandy in 1570. Cecilia was buried in the catacomb of St. At the beginning of the 9th century, Pope Paschal I discovered her incorrupt relics in the catacomb of St. Praetextatus and had them moved to Rome, to a basilica in Trastevere that now bears her name. She became the patron saint of musicians and music. The painting is in great condition for its age. The painting is framed and ready to hang. Measurements: 30 1/2″ x 27″ framed (23″ x 19″ without frame). The frame is in great condition. Fine quality art from the 19th century is increasingly more rare and expensive, as new museums emerging from around the world seeking to feed their art collection. Fine quality art (specifically museum quality art) is a great investment and a way to embellish any wall in your home. Our paintings are carefully selected based on their beauty, quality, age, condition and historical importance. We mostly sell original period/antique oil paintings and valuable rare antiques. We are happy to send our paintings anywhere in the world regardless of value or size and are happy to work with our buyers to make sure they receive their item quickly and safely. All frames, if shown, in our listings come with the painting free of charge. You get what you see, if you have any question let us know. Though infrequent, this is due to the delicate/fragile nature of our antique frames as they can be damaged in transit. Any damages in transit are exceptionally rare as great care and good quality materials are used to package our works of art. If you are outside the U. Thank you and we appreciate your business! The item “French 1830’s Antique Oil Painting of St Cecilia, Patroness of Music” is in sale since Thursday, May 7, 2020. This item is in the category “Antiques\Periods & Styles\Other Antique Periods & Styles”. The seller is “flores_art_and_antiques” and is located in Houston, Texas. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Style: French
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Date of creation: 1830s
- Subject: Religious, Saints, Virgin, Christianity, Arts
- Condition: Great condition