Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Saint Catherine of Alexandria



Twenty or so years ago, I found this old book plate in a Raleigh, NC-area antique store. In the winter of 2004, mesmerized by the International Gothic Wing in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, I rounded a corner and saw the original oil on wood panel!

10 comments:

  1. That is so stunning. I am totally medieval in my taste but I do reserve the upstairs for a more Marie Antoinette feel! My husband also loves medieval and that is why we are Castles Crowns and Cottages! The older and further back in time, the better in my opinion! You have a great site. Anita

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  2. Thanks Anita. I look forward to reading your blog and seeing your collections!

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  3. How lovely! Now I want to go to Philly. I do love a good art museum.

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  4. This one has an impressive Gothic collection and one of armor.

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  5. This is amazing find and I love how you have it framed too!

    I am feeling very silly about my art-please send it back!

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  6. Thanks Merle. Send it back? No way...everything here is mine and I love your art:)

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  7. love this image, amazing colours

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  8. Thanks Ruthie! I'm very partial to burgundy wine hues in both art and beverages:)

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  9. How gratifying that must have been! I also have a
    passion for old books, which I indulge in at
    Strand's bookstore in New York, a mile of heaven!
    And fabrics, textured fabric seems to be almost
    alive, as if the cloth is reaching out to you.

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  10. Cynthia - your bookstore indeed sounds heavenly. The velvets and brocades depicted in Medieval Art is beyond compare. Amazingly, some of the textiles remain.

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