St. Ignatius of Loyola
Presentation of the co-founder and authoritative theologian of the "Society of Jesus [Latin: Iñigo López de Loyola (1491-1556), born as a nobleman in the rank of a knight, served as a soldier to the Viceroy of Navarre Antonio Manrique de Lara. After a war injury he was nursed back to health and converted in the Monastery of Montserrat near Barcelona and left the monastery as a penitent and dedicated his life to the church, 1539 foundation of the Compañía de Jesús, from 1541 on first Superior General of the Society of Jesus, he was canonized by Pope Gregory XV in 1622, the representation shows the saint as priest with a devout look to heaven with the monogram of the order "IHS" in a gold-embroidered red velvet chasuble with an opened book with the Latin motto of the Jesuits "omnia ad maiorem dei gloriam [Engl.: all for the greatest glory of God]", glazed religious genre painting, oil on canvas and wood, around 1700, unsigned, craquelure, slightly in need of restoration, framed in a Biedermeier gold stucco frame, rebate dimensions approx. 20.5 x 16.5 cm.