Arts & Crafts Gesso Duro Craft Regal Art Co. “Light of the World” by Chambers Wood Plaque for your consideration. The plaque measures approx. 5 3/8 inches X 8 1/8 inches and approx. 3/8 of an inch thick. Hand painted gesso framed lithograph portrait of young Jesus*. Gold and brown decorated frame. Young boy with blonde hair and blue eyes. He has a halo around his head. Label on back reads, “Gesso Duro Craft Regal Art Co. No. 1315 LIGHT OF THE WORLD BY CHAMBERS -CHICAGO-“. Excellent condition. Shows minor wear commensurate with age and use. See photos. Displays precious!
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*Charles Bosseron Chambers, a Catholic born in St. Louis in 1883, is known for his figurative work, mainly portraits or works with religious themes.
Like many American artists at the turn of the century, Chambers studied art abroad, first at the Berlin Royal Academy, where he spent six years studying with Louis Schultz. He later studied with Alois Hrdliczka at the Royal Academy in Vienna and with Johannes Schumacher in Dresden. In 1916, Chambers returned to the States and settled into a studio at Carnegie Studios in New York City. It was here that he painted the “Light of the World,” the most popular religious painting at the time. Chambers later illustrated Scribner Classics’ version of Sir Walter Scott’s Quentin Durward. Source-Catholic Collectibles
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