An original painting from the south of India, specifically the region around Ratnagiri. Southern India was largely Christianised by the Portuguese when they colonised this region in the 16th century. Village art like this originated when entire villages and towns were converted wholesale to Christianity and village artists would study the Christian works of Europe and copy them. This tradition has continued into the present day.
This picture is painted directly onto plywood. It depicts Mary with baby Christ surrounded by angels and eighteen figures of saints and apostles. Mid to late 20th century.
Measurements: height 76 cm x width 61 cm. Frame depth is 2.5 cm.