ST. VINCENT DE PAUL: AN HISTORICAL FIGURAL CLOCK

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL: AN HISTORICAL FIGURAL CLOCK

c. 1825 to c. 1830 Continental

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To be executed in gilt bronze; enamel dial

The priest cradling a foundling while gesturing towards another on the ground in front of a milestone containing the clock; the base frieze with developed anthemion mount 10in. (half life size)

Saint Vincent de Paul (circa 1580-1660) was "a French priest of humble peasant origin who devoted his life to the relief of the poor" (Hall, 322). He is commonly depicted in the act of rescuing destitute children, as on the reliquary made for the church of the Madeleine, Paris, in 1848 (exhibited Un age d'or, 1991, cat. #277). He founded The Congregation of Mission Priests and The Sisters of Charity; both these missionary organisations continue today and their work is worldwide. See p. XXX, above, for Louis´┐Ż' support and attitude to charity and the indigent class.
Dimensions
Height 47.70 cm (18.78 inches)
Width 31.80 cm (12.52 inches)
Medium
Watercolour and gouache over lithographic line, on laid paper
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Inscribed: Reduit de moitie (reduced by half)
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