PORTFOLIO > NEW WORK - 2017

After St Gregory the Great, Homilies and Dialogues in French Translation. Bruges, c.1480, a collection of moralizing anecdotes.
Provenance: Edward IV (?)

"Illustrating a passage from the Gospel of Luke (3:9)
'For now the axe is laid to the root of the trees.Every tree therefore that bringeth not forth good fruit shall be cut down and cast into the fire'," (pg. 218 Royal Manuscripts The Genius of Illumination).

Death Chopping Down a Barren Tree
Death Chopping Down a Barren Tree
22k gold leaf and Egg Tempera on panel
7 3/4" x 5 3/4"
2017
$800