Anthony, the Patron Saint of gravediggers, relinquished all worldly possessions and lived as a hermit in the deserts of Egypt for many years, warding off beasts, phantoms, temptations, and demons sent by the Devil.
The elongated background was first painted with various brown and gold acrylics and then the winged cross, skeleton Saint Anthony, demon tormentors, and boney cohorts were all painted with gouache to block in their forms.
The medallion and halo were turned with 24k gold leaf and then all elements were finely detailed with brownish enamel. To complement the religious appeal, the piece was mounted in an arched wood frame that was aged, sanded, and stained by Lozeau, bringing the total measurement to 12 x 38.
The ready-to-hang Saint Anthony canvas prints are produced with archival ink on museum-grade, gallery-wrapped canvas and extend 1.25 inches off the wall, so there's no need for a frame. There are several sizes available and each limited-edition giclee is signed and numbered out of only 40 Artist Proofs. Please allow up to three weeks for delivery of canvas prints, as they are custom-built at the time the order is placed.