A lovely early 20th century printed painting on porcelain miniature of The last supper after Leonardo Da Vinci in Italian Cenacolo.
This Swiss French manufacture rectangular porcelain plaque, depicting one of the most important Renaissance works of art, is housed in a wonderful wood frame finely carved with geometrical motifs. The porcelain has an impressed clay mark number 107 left low verso and there is the original retailers sticker to the reverse of the plaque for – A L’ Industrie Suisse, Maurice Bloch Geneve- a noted high end retailer of art and bijouterie.
Maurice Bloch was a Jewish merchant and artisan who made and sold tourist goods including cuckoo clocks in Geneva, Switzerland in the 1800’s. His third child was Ernest Bloch (b. 1881) who became one of the great American Classical composers of the 20th century. Maurice Bloch died in 1913. A little history to add to this well made reproduction of one of the world’s most recognizable Italian mural painting.
A very nice piece that will make a great addition to your collection, perfect as a vitrine object or to hang on the wall. The plaque is in very good order with no obvious scratches or rubbing.
The Last Supper, Italian Cenacolo, one of the most famous artworks in the world, painted by Leonardo Da Vinci probably between 1495 and 1498 for the Dominican monastery Santa Maria della Grazie in Milan. It depicts the dramatic scene described in several closely connected moments in the Gospels. The theme of the work is given by the Christians at the last meal that Jesus Christ took with the Twelve Apostles on the evening of Holy Thursday, in which Jesus declares that one of the Apostles will betray him. Each one of the 12 disciples reacts in a manner that Leonardo considered fit for that man’s personality. The result is a complex study of varied human emotion, rendered in a deceptively simple composition.
Measures: H 7.09 in. x W 9.06 in. x D 1.19 in. / H 18 cm x W 23 cm x D 3 cm