MASTERPIECES OF ART SERIES. 999 Silver Proof Coin with 16 clear. Crystals inlaid into the frame of the coin. Issued by Cook Islands, as a part of very successful Masterpieces of Art series, this 55-mm numismatic masterpiece is made of 3 Oz of pure 99.99% silver with 16 authentic Swarovski crystals inlaid into the frame of the art on the coin. Current issue is dedicated to. ” The Holy Night ” one of the most glorious. Paintings of Carlo Maratta , who was an Italian painter known. Principally for his classicizing paintings executed in a Late Baroque Classical manner. Considered by many as. One of the greatest. The obverse of the coin, traditionally for this series, bears the portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Along the rim of the coin there are inscriptions of the Queens name, the name of issuing country, and the face value of the coin. The reverse is embellished with a full-color realistic reproduction of Mratta’s painting decorated on both sides with sixteen genuine Swarovski. THE COIN IS IN PERFECT MINT CONDITION AND COMES IN ALL ORIGINAL MINT PACKAGING. 93.3 (3 Oz). Or Maratti (13 May 1625 15 December 1713) was an Italian painter, active mostly in Rome, and known principally for his classicizing paintings executed in a Late Baroque Classical manner. From very early years Maratta showed an extraordinary skill in design, and was sent by his patrons to Rome to study under Andrea Sacchi, with whom he remained for many years, and for the rest of his life regarded as his greatest friend and benefactor. This was one of his greatest works, and increased his popularity at the Vatican. In 1704, he was knighted by Clement XI, and given the Order of Christ, while in the same year he was created painter in ordinary by Louis XIV of France, who had seen his picture of Daphne and greatly admired it. It was during his residence in Rome that Maratta was styled Maratti by the Romans, and his name is frequently written in that form. The painter was a member of the Academy of St. Luke in Rome, and was not only a skillful artist but extremely clever at cleaning and repairing frescoes, and was employed by Clement XI to carry out such work as was necessary for the Raphael frescoes in the Vatican. He was also a clever etcher, using the tool with much freedom and spirit. DON’T HESITATE TO ASK QUESTIONS AND PLEASE CHECK OUT MY OTHER LISTINGS! EACH SALE COMES WITH UNCONDITIONAL 100% GUARANTEE OF THE QUALITY AND. IF THE COIN IS NOT AS DESCRIBED. SAME 100% GUARANTEE OF THE QUALITY AS FOR USA CUSTOMERS. The item “Cook Islands 2010 The Holy Night by Carlo Maratta $20 Pure Silver Proof Coin” is in sale since Saturday, July 22, 2017. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Australia & Oceania\South Pacific”. The seller is “nersess” and is located in Illinois. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated
- Year: 2010
- Composition: 99.99% Pure Silver
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Germany
- Country of Issue: Cook Islands