The Christian Martyr - Sold

E. Bisch (French, 19th/20th Century) - Sold

The Christian Martyr - Sold

An extremely fine original oil painting on canvas depicting a Christian martyr in a Roman arena with the Emperor Nero looking on, the subdued lions and heavenly light symbolising the triumph of faith.  For similar treatments of this subject see the work of Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824-1904) and Eugène Romain Thirion (1839-1910).  The painting is signed and dated lower right.

Price: Sold for £2,150.00 in a no reserve eBay sale on 16th November 2014

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