It depicts the Archangel Saint Michael.
Saint Michael Archangel is an exquisite example of several characteristics of the Cuzco School; the plumes on his helmet, the beautiful coloring of the wings, and the stenciled patterns in gold that enliven the surface of the garments and armor of the angel. Another touch particular to Cuzco painting is the sword hilt sending out a blade of flame.
This addition of stenciled or painted gold leaf onto oil paintings is called, as it was in early contracts, brocateado. It is also sometimes termed sobredorado (overgilding) and has also been described as escarchado.
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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