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    Antique Spanish Evangelist Sculpture and French Chapel Pricket Candlesticks Highlight the Upcoming Napoleon’s Fine Art LLC Sale

    Of the several accounts of Jesus Christ’s life written over centuries, only four are acknowledged as authentic. The authors of these canonical gospels are identified as the four Evangelists, namely Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. An antique 18th-century Spanish wooden sculpture of the four Evangelists is a key highlight of the upcoming sale at Napoleon's Fine Art LLC. These carvings particularly characterize the Spanish practice of painting wooden sculptures, especially in religious art. The Spanish sculptures of this period drew largely from the European polychrome wood carvings of the Middle Ages. Another noteworthy artwork on offer is Italian-American painter Enrico Donati’s abstract and expressionistic Silence Stone (1986). In this oil on canvas painting, the artist uses sand to create a grainy texture. Like most of his works, this one depicts stones rendered in an illusionistic space. Although associated with the 1940s Surrealist movement, Donati developed a distinct style of his own. An early 19th-century pair of hand-carved chapel pricket candlesticks also leads the listings. The vintage French gilded pieces are intricately crafted with white gold acanthus leaves, laurels, and rosette motifs. To view the complete catalog and register to bid online, visit Bidsquare and browse other online auctions.