A Museum Quality Print of Saint James the Greater by Guido Reni. The artist finished this oil on canvas during the period of 1636 to 1638. The size of the original artwork is 52 by 39 inches and now hangs in the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas. James the Greater was one of the twelve apostles and brother of John the Evangelist. He was among the circle of men that were the closest to Christ. James was present with Peter and John at the Transfiguration and again at the Agony in the Garden, when Jesus retired to the Mount of Olives to pray just before His arrest. In this painting, James is shown as Christ's Apostle, bearded and his dark hair is parted and falling on either side in the manner of Jesus. He also has his Pilgrim's staff through his arm. In order to heighten the empathy between the viewer and image, artists, such as Guido Reni, commonly depicted Saints in a more direct and intimate format. This was part of the Catholic Church's new stance to combat Protestantism and propagate the Catholic Faith, to make the images of Saints and Holy Figures more humanized.
At Fine Art Prints of Distinction we painstakingly repair the original files of these old paintings and print them using premium quality inks and paper. The end result is a beautiful, archival reproduction print that will last in your home for generations and at a low cost so anyone can now have great artworks in their home or business. Brandywine General Store is proud to offer for sale a Premium Fine Art Print of the painting entitled Saint James the Greater by Guido Reni.
Inventory #58 - Religious Fine Art Prints