The Descent from the Cross. Painting of the Armenian-Catholic Cathedral in Gherla

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Features

Theme:
  • Churches & Monasteries
Owner:
MNIR
Type:
  • Postcards
Period:
  • 1941-1947
Material:
  • Paper
Historical Region:
  • Transilvania

Description

The painting is attributed to Flemish painter Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640). According to legend, it was given to the Armenian community in Gherla by Austrian emperor Francis I (1768-1835; ruler of the Austrian Empire between 1804 and 1835). Recent research suggests however that, more probably, the author of the painting was German painter Joachim von Sandrart (1606-1688).