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1940's Hand Painted St. Lazarus

A little back story. I found this statue of St. Lazarus four years ago and decided that I would locate another one similar--could not happen. I think that this is one of the most amazingly done Lazarus statues I have ever seen. This piece is hand painted in such high detail to the point of disturbing realism. The wounds have such perfect application that it hurts to look at them. Most of what you will find is cartoonish simplification, and it is understandable considering how intense this piece can be. St. Lazarus has many different historical references and different interpretations and has also interested artist through the ages.  Carravagio, Rembrant,and Van Gogh are a few notables that have made work inspired by this saint. Piece measures: 17.5" H with a 9" x 6" base made of plaster and metal with hand painted details.

Posted on June 17, 2013 .