18th Century Oil on Copper Portrait Of Saint Ambroise, Profile in Guilloche Frame


Profile portrait of St. Ambrose, oil on copper, Italy, early 18th century.

Ambrose of Milan or Aurelius Ambrosius or St. Ambrose, born in Trier around 340 and died on April 4, 397, is bishop of Milan from 374 to 397. Doctor of the church, he is one of the four Fathers of the Church of the West, with St. Augustine, St. Jerome of Stridon and St. Gregory the Great. He is known as a writer and poet, a quasi-founder of the Christian Latin hymnody and a reader of Cicero and the Greek Peres, whose methods of allegorical interpretation he uses. He is also one of the protagonists of the debate against Arianism. It was with him that Augustine of Hippo (St. Augustine) converted to Christianity. He is honored as a saint by the Orthodox Church and the Catholic Church who are celebrating it today on December 7, feast of the translation of his relics.

The portrait, especially given its small size, has been beautifully executed with great attention to detail.

It is framed in a black and gold frame guilloche decor of the 18th with its original fixation.


copper cm 10 x 8

frame cm 18 x 15.8 cm

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