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  • Design Credit: Samantha Todhunter Design Ltd., Photo Credit: Oliver Clarke. Dimensions: H 22.5 in. x W 16.25 in.
  • Design Credit: Lucy Harris Studio, Photo Credit: Francesco Bertocci. Dimensions: H 22.5 in. x W 16.25 in.
  • Design Credit: Timothy Godbold, Photo Credit: Karl Simone. Dimensions: H 22.5 in. x W 16.25 in.
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18th century Italian Old Masters Red Chalk, Sanguine Putti with Sheaves of Wheat

18th century

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Old Masters Drawing of Putti with Sheaves of Wheat 18th century, Italian Red Chalk, pencil, laid paper 16 1/2 x 10 3/4 (22 1/2 x 16 1/4 frame) The passe-partout frame is original, made by hand according to the rules of the ancient art with blue washes and walnut ink. Putti, in Bacchanals, which were celebrations of Dionysius (Bacchus), they represented fertility, abundance, the spirit of the fruit of life and were often depicted in wild revelry. A sheaf of wheat symbolizes immortality and resurrection. But, like many symbols they can have more than one meaning. For instance, the sheaf of wheat can represent the Body of Christ and/or as a divine provision for the people of God which in this case would be bread. The partaking of food, bread-wheat-can also represent a long life. Moreover, the wheat represents those who are truly repentant: the chaff, those like the Pharisees and Sadducees, who are not.

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    18th century
  • Dimensions
    Height: 22.5 in (57.15 cm)Width: 16.25 in (41.28 cm)
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  • Condition
    The condition of the painting and the frame are good. Slight grid lines can still be seen and there are a few stains and pinholes though nothing affects the piece.
  • Gallery Location
    SANTA FE, NM
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1408210113282

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