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    Posted 10 years ago

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    A friend recently gave this to me. No history. No information. I am hoping that someone here can enlighten me. Is it an Angel? Why is there fire above his head? Thanks.

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    1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 years ago
      What is written on that book in his left hand will be one clue. Could you add it to your description? The flame over the head might be a "tongue of fire"?
    2. Stillwater Stillwater, 10 years ago
      A print? A painting? Signature? Any info at all?...
    3. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 10 years ago
      Oil on canvas. 34 1/2 x 40 1/2. Book is in two sections.
      Left Page
      TIME FE
      QVIA _ _
      NIT _ _ O

      Right Page
      blank line
      unknown mark
    4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 years ago
      A Dominican martyr? The robe looks like a Dominican habit and the tongue of fire suggests martyrdom. Martyros = witness.

      Thanks for the new picture!

      Timete Deum! quia venit hora iudicii eius…

      That will be:
      Vincent Ferrer, O.P., was a Valencian Dominican friar, who gained acclaim as a missionary and a logician. He is honored as a saint of the Catholic Church.

    5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 years ago
      He was a famous preacher. The tongue of fire was not that of a martyr, I was wrong. Instead it is a suggestion that he had the 'gift of tongues' .

      "For twenty-one years he was said to have traveled to England, Scotland, Ireland, Aragon, Castile, France, Switzerland, and Italy, preaching the Gospel and converting many. Many biographers believe that he could speak only Valencian, but was endowed with the gift of tongues."
      Images of him have some characteristic elements: the tongues of fire, the finger pointed to heaven, a book in his left hand and those wings suggest that he was one of the angels of the Apocalypse. No trumpet?

      Timete Deum! quia venit hora iudicii eius…
      This quote is from the Book of Revelation, Apocalypse the final book of the New Testament and is central to Christian eschatology.

    6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 years ago
      7 Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.

      7 dicens magna voce timete Deum et date illi honorem quia venit hora iudicii eius et adorate eum qui fecit caelum et terram et mare et fontes aquarum
      (The Revelation of Saint John the Devine, Chapter 14, 7-9)

    7. SEAN68 SEAN68, 10 years ago
      wow !!!! very very beautiful:)!!!! and interesting as well:)
    8. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 10 years ago
      This is why I turn to Collectors Weekly. The knowledge available here is amazing. Vetraio50, I was your fan before. Now, I am just in awe! Thank you for the lesson.
    9. Manikin Manikin, 10 years ago
      Wow Vetraio you gave a awesome summary for us all ! many thanks to your varied knowledge !
      Very nice painting !!!!
    10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      All the best for the Festive Season in NC, SAVOYCHINA!
    11. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 9 years ago
      Vetraio50, and to you! Maestro, music...
    12. AmberRose AmberRose, 9 years ago
      V you are da man! Wow!
    13. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 9 years ago
      Vetraio50...I picked up a copy of "Completely Parsed Caesar, Gallic War, Book I, With Interlinear and Marginal Translations" 1898. Of course, I thought of you! Enjoy your Holiday.
    14. NativeJewelerylovers NativeJewelerylovers, 9 years ago
      Great breakdown Vetraio....enjoyed reading the information....great painting..
    15. Windwalker, 9 years ago
      amazing job..... Vetraio50

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