Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Procession of the Confraternity

Estella Canziani 1887-1964
Procession of the Confraternity of S. Croix, Aosta, Piedmont 1907-1910
Tempera on wood panel 254 mm x 203 mm
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham

'The Confraternity dates back to 1595... The procession consists of four brothers of the Confraternity in charge of the Holy Sepulchre, and accompanied by children in white, with wings to represent angels... and other brothers carrying a glass case with the recumbent figure of the Christ. The ceremonies last from five in the afternoon till nine in the evening'.

(Estella Canziani, 1913)