Most likely from the end of the eighteenth century or the beginning of the nineteenth. Provenance: art gallery lima / peru.
57 x 42 with frame. 48 x 33 without frame. Saint prosperity was born in Aquitaine, at the beginning of the fifth century; we know him especially by his excellent works, for this learned man seems to have spent his life pen in hand, in controversies against heretics.
He had obviously applied himself to the study of belles-lettres, and especially to the intelligence of holy writing. In prosperity, virtue was joined to science, and a contemporary author, making him the highest praises, calls him a holy and venerable man. The semi-Pelagians, in particular, had in him one of their most formidable adversaries. His erudition and holiness made him famous throughout the church, and Saint Leo the Great, who knew himself in merit, was not rather elevated to the supreme pontificate, that he drew prosperity to Rome to make him his secretary and to serve himself from him, as Saint Damase had made Saint Jerome, to answer the questions addressed to him of the whole Christian universe. Many historians even believe that the substance of St.Leon's admirable letter on the incarnation of the word is of the composition of holy prosperity, and that the great pope has only put his style into it. The saint was no less skilled in the human sciences than in the ecclesiastical sciences, especially in mathematics, astronomy, and chronology.
There is every reason to believe that prosper was neither bishop nor priest; but as he spent his life fighting heresies, supporting the truths of religion, and clarifying the great and difficult mystery of grace, the church gave him a place among his fathers and teachers. Jaud, life of the saints for all the days of the year, towers, mame, 1950. Prosper aquitanus / oil on canvas mounted on old panel / end xviii" is on sale since Wednesday, January 9, 2019. It is in the category "art, antiquities \ art of the nineteenth and before \ paintings, enamels".The seller is "jorbenoit" and is located in / in paris. This item can be shipped to the following country: european union.