Bouquet for St. Lucy


This gilded watercolor bouquet is inspired by the sensitively composed panel painting of St. Lucy by Italian Renaissance artist, Francesco del Cossa. Patron saint of vision and eye-sight, St. Lucy is often depicted holding (in tradition of martyred saints) her own eyes on a golden tray as if she were offering gruesome hors d’oeuvres. This must have struck Francesco del Cossa as offensive, because in his portrait of the unfortunate martyr, he choose to render the eyes as two petals of a strange, but delicate flower. Inspired by this visual, I have depicted the Cossa’s morbid flower with other blossoms and surrounded by a gilded halo.



Archival giclée print on artist-quality, cold-press watercolor paper.

Print size: Width 8″ X Height 10″

Your selection will be professionally printed from the primary art studio of Annie Rochelle in Knoxville, TN. Artworks are shipped only after being inspected for quality, hand gilded, and signed by the artist. Please allow for ample time (up to 30 days) for fulfillment.