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The Coronation of Saint Rosalia, 1644

  • oil paint, canvas
  • 321.5 x 363 cm
  • Inv. S-14

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St Rosalia lived in the twelfth century and is said to have dwelled as a recluse in the caves of Monte Pellegrino near Palermo in Sicily. Here an angel has brought her before the throne of the Virgin Mary and the Infant Jesus, who is presenting her with a crown of flowers. This is the moment we see depicted here. In Gaspar De Crayer’s altarpiece she is dressed in a robe of gold brocade and holds a garland of roses. The books, the lily and the skull are the only reminders of her life as a recluse. The altarpiece comes from the Jesuit church in Ypres and was originally two metres wider. After the abolishment of the Jesuit order in 1777 the work was purchased for the church of St Peter’s Abbey in Ghent by the abbot. The Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna houses a painting by Anthony van Dyck with the same subject and with a similar composition, but painted fifteen years earlier. Gaspar de Crayer was one of Rubens’ most important followers in the Southern Netherlands.

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Gaspar de Crayer RKD VIAF Wikidata
Antwerp 1584 - Ghent 1669
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Title The Coronation of Saint Rosalia
Date 1644
Period 17th century
Collection paintings AAT
Object type oil paintings (visual works) AAT
Inventory number S-14
Acquisition credit transfer
Gouvernement français
Paris
1817
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
Permalink https://mskgent.be/collection/work/data/S-14
IIIF Manifest https://imagehub.mskgent.be/iiif/3/6329/manifest.json
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300055874 religious symbolism AAT
25H landscapes Iconclass
Keywords Iconclass 11D Christ Iconclass
11D21 Christ-child (with attributes) Iconclass
11F the Virgin Mary Iconclass
11F4211 Mary sitting or enthroned, the Christ-child in front of her, standing in her lap (or in front of her bosom) Iconclass
11G23(+2) angels crowning and/or bringing palm-branches (+ Mary) Iconclass
11HH female saints Iconclass
11HH(ROSALIA) the virgin and hermit Rosalia of Palermo; possible attributes: crucifix, wreath of roses Iconclass
11HH(ROSALIA)34 St. Rosalia crowned with roses by the infant Christ Iconclass
11Q22 aids for prayer, e.g. rosary Iconclass
25D11 precious and semiprecious stones Iconclass
25G41(LILY) flowers: lily Iconclass
25G41(ROSE) flowers: rose Iconclass
25G4111 garland, wreath Iconclass
25H1 landscapes in the temperate zone Iconclass
26A clouds Iconclass
31AA2352 sitting on an elevation - AA - female human figure Iconclass
31F1 symbols of Death Iconclass
31F11 death's head, skull (symbol of Death) Iconclass
41A38 balcony Iconclass
41A422 hangings and drapery Iconclass
41AA11 palace - AA - civic architecture: inside Iconclass
41D212 coat, cape Iconclass
41D265 ornamental parts of clothing Iconclass
41D2651 embroidery (ornamentation) Iconclass
41D26511 gold-thread embroidery Iconclass
41D26512 embroidery with beads Iconclass
48C145 architectural settings in paintings, sculptures, etc. Iconclass
48C16 architectural detail Iconclass
49MM32 book - MM - book open Iconclass
92D1916 cupids: 'amores', 'amoretti', 'putti' Iconclass
School / Style Baroque AAT
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