A 19th Century oil painting on tin of Saint Gerard Majella with memento mori skull

An absolutely exceptional, very large (142cm/56”) original oil painting on tin, beautifully framed.

This huge portrait painting is mesmerising, depicting Saint Gerard Majella with memento mori skull and lilies.

Gerard Majella, C.Ss.R. (April 6, 1726 – October 16, 1755), was an Italian lay brother of the Congregation of the Redeemer, better known as the Redemptorists, who is honoured as a saint by the Catholic Church.

His intercession is sought for children, unborn children, women in childbirth, mothers, expectant mothers, motherhood, the falsely-accused, good confessions, lay brothers and Muro Lucano, Italy.

The portrait bears a beautiful, romantic inscription verso.

Please note: this excellently painted portrait is very heavy, being both framed and on a sheet of tin with a wooden back board.

A most exceptional piece.



All approximate

Height 142cm

Width 110cm

Depth 6cm

Aperture 121cm x 90cm


Condition: Where there are specific points to note we will detail these as far as possible but please be aware that all our items have wear commensurate with age and are as seen in the photographs. If you require any specific information please do not hesitate to get in contact. Please note: there is some old, treated woodworm to the gesso frame visible verso, and some losses (note bottom right corner), the painting has some scuffs etc. commensurate with age, but overall it is an outstanding piece as seen.

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