Gregorius XI Imposing Brass Framed Reverse Glass Painting Antique Victorian c1850
Pope Gregory XI (Latin: Gregorius, born Pierre Roger de Beaufort; c. 1329 – 27 March 1378) was head of the Catholic Church from 30 December 1370 to his death in 1378. He was the seventh and last Avignon pope and the most recent French pope recognized by the modern Catholic Church. This is an imposing fine European framed painting with reverse glass technique popular in the 19th century. Depicting pope Gregorius XI in orange paint on black glass background. All is then in oval ornate inner brass frame with scrolls and bow, then in burgundy suede with "GREGORIVS XI" brass label and finally in square ornate brass frame topped with a crown. It is free standing with a brass holder at back. Frame back is covered in frayed fabric all dating to c1850. Back of glass is backed with old wood panels.
Dimension height to crown 17.5 cm or 6.89 inches, width widest 14 cm or 5.51 inches.
Weight 245 grams or 157.5 penny weight.