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Title: St. Cecilia (after Carlo Dolci)
Artist: Kurchatkin Vladimir
Size: 8x10.5x3.5
Size (inches): 3.25x4x1.25
Price: $750 $550

This very detailed composition showing St. Cecilia playing the piano was painted by a well known Mstera portrait Master- Vladimir Kapelievich Kurchatkin. Feature of this scene, is that it is painted in tempera colours, base on an egg. If you will ask any artist, he will tell you, that it is much more harder to paint a portrait in tempera, than in oils. Saint Cecilia (or Sancta Caecilia in Latin), is a Roman martyr venerated in Catholic, Orthodox, Anglican and some Lutheran churches, such as the Church of Sweden. She became the patron of music and musicians, it being written that, as the musicians played at her wedding, Cecilia "sang in her heart to the Lord". Musical compositions are dedicated to her, and her feast, on 22 November, is the occasion of concerts and musical festivals.
St Cecilia is one of several virgin martyrs commemorated by name in the Canon of the Mass in the Latin Church. The church of Santa Cecilia in Trastevere, founded in the 3rd century by Pope Urban I, is believed to be on the site of the house where she lived and died.
The painting is made on the lid of the box, that is not hinged.The scene is framed with a simple ornament with an add of flowers painted in gold. Similar ornamentation is decorated the sides of the base of the box.
The box's exterior is black, while the interior is traditionally red.
The box is constructed out of paper-mache. The box rests on a flat bottom. The work is signed with the artist's name,Mstera , and the title.

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