A captivating oil depicting one of the colonial military archangels known as the harquebusiers.
This archangel is certainly not dressed for war, rather for a ceremonial portrait. His costume seems derived from the flamboyant style of the Netherlands, as set forth in Rembrandt's The Militia Company of Captain Frams Barming Cocq (mistakenly called The Night watch) . There the garb varies from light to black, sashes from wide to narrow; the broad-brimmed hats are heavy with plumes. The portrayal indicates the start of a romanticizing style. Our figure in its picturesque extravagance is out of this world.
In this painting, the richly brocaded coat bordered with gold, the broad edgings of lace, the contrasting shades in costume and wings make for extraordinary elegance. The silk stockings are gartered with flowing ribbons, calling to mind the order instituted by the English king in the 14th century. Curling ostrich plumes emphasize the broad rim of his hat. Here anatomy is subordinated to design and decorative effect.
Details are exquisitely embellished with golden leaf, an indicative of the Cusco School of Arts.
Elegant oil, it was painted with meticulous detail. Look at the exquisite facial features and the color composition, it is just simply amazing. This remarkable painting has some subtle high-relief details.
SIZE IS: 36'H x 24'W
MEDIUM: Oil on stretched canvas
FRAMED: No (Frames are heavy and drive up the cost of shipping so you can go to local gallery to frame it and it is very easy and cheap.)
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