St Michael Overcoming the Devil

  St Michael Overcoming the Devil

Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales

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about 1880-1930
Panel set within a red border showing St Michael wielding a sword with the devil held down under his foot.

support: on textile
technique: painting
size: 80 x 50 cm (dimensions of panel) [approx]
artist (after): Guido Reni

Church of St Michael, Abertillery, Blaenau Gwent

A good example of a painted banner, for processional use on major festivals, and common in churches within the Anglo-Catholic tradition of Anglicanism in the late ninteenth and early twentieth centuries. The picture is a copy of 'St Michael slaying Lucifer' (1636) by Guido Reni (1575-1642) for Cardinal Franceso Barberini, and now in Sta Maria della Concezione, Rome. The features of Lucifer are those of (from 1644) Pope Innocent X. as painted by Velasquez.


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  St Michael Overcoming the Devil

Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales

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