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    Sale 5432

    Old Master & British Pictures

    29 October 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 217

    Pietro Gagliardi (Rome 1809-1890 Frascati)

    The Virgin appearing to Saint Nicholas of Tolentino; and Saint Nicholas of Tolentino celebrating the Eucharist

    Price Realised  

    Pietro Gagliardi (Rome 1809-1890 Frascati)
    The Virgin appearing to Saint Nicholas of Tolentino; and Saint Nicholas of Tolentino celebrating the Eucharist
    oil on paper laid down on board
    9¾ x 6 5/8 in. (24.8 x 16.8 cm.); and 10 5/8 x 7 1/8 in. (27 x 18.1 cm.)
    a pair (2)


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    These two pictures depict scenes from the life of Saint Nicholas of Tolentino (c. 1245-1305). As a young man, Nicola di Compagnone as he was known in his lifetime, suffered an illness during which he recieved a vision of the Virgin who instructed him to eat a bread roll dipped in water. Thenceforth he distributed these rolls whilst praying to the Virgin. He was known for his healing powers and dedication to the souls of the recently dead.

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