Rare Virgin and Child, 16th century

Rare articulated Virgin and Child in carved fruit wood with remains of gilding and polychromy, addition of metal and canvas elements, hollow back.
Northern Italy, Liguria,
16th century

Fixed under glass “English woman in coat”, 18th century

Painting under glass is a difficult artistic technique that is executed directly on a sheet of glass. The glass supports the paint like a canvas. Thus the glass serves both as a support and as a protective varnish. It is a “cold” painting technique so the process does not require baking. The pigment is bound to the glass by an oily vehicle most often based on varnish.