Luigi Bardi After Painting St Michael the Archangel by Guido Reni Gilt Framed Oil Painting

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Luigi Bardi (Italian 19th/20th c)
After painting: St Michael the Archangel
by Guido Reni (Italian 1575-1642)
Oil on canvas
Signed on reverse
72 x 55.5 x 6
In heavy gilt and gesso period frame
Excellent condition.

Plaque on front bottom "Presented to Hill MiIitary Academy in Memory of J. Frank and Mary Whalley Watson by their sons Clifton H. and F. Whalley Watson 1932"

The Hill Military Academy was a private school in Portland OR which closed in 1954.

The original painting was done by Guido Reni, Italian renaissance artist who painted it as an alter piece for the Cappuccini church in Rome in 1635.