Sacred and Legendary Art


Pictures and extracts from “Sacred and Legendary Art” by Mrs. Jameson (Anna Jameson); I have the 1890 edition in two green volumes, profusely illustrated.

The work is entirely out of copyright.

[picture: St. Nicholas (Botticelli. Capitol, Rome)]

St. Nicholas (Botticelli. Capitol, Rome)

Saint Nicholas is remembered on the 6th of December. [more...] [$]

[picture: 145.---St. Justin and Alphonso I of Ferrara (Moretto)]

145.—St. Justin and Alphonso I of Ferrara (Moretto)

St. Justina is shown here with the unicorn, representing chasitity or virginity. The original painting by Bonvicino of Brescia (Il Moretto) was in Venice. This is the St, Justina of the Belvedere. [more...] [$]

[picture: Kneeling unicorn]

Kneeling unicorn

A unicorn with beard, mane and horn kneels, looking to the right. [more...] [$]

[picture: 149.---St. Cecilia (Raphael).]

149.—St. Cecilia (Raphael).

Saint Cecilia here stands in an old-fashioned dress and pleated apron, barefoot, with a music book and flute or recorder on the ground; she holds a hand-organ and aso [...] [more...] [$]