The name of this Archangel, Raphael, name means "God has healed", "God is Healing" or "Healing one of God".
The painting is 450 mm high x 380 mm wide. It has been painted on a gessoed board with a beautiful dutch gold leaf background and acrylic paint.
Raphael is one of the seven Archangels, but one of only three mentioned by name in the canonical scriptures (the others are St Michael and St Gabriel).
Raphael is referred to in Judaism (Enoch 10: 5-7), Roman Catholic and Orthodox Christianity (Tobit 12:15) and Islam. In the Quran, Raphael is Israfil, the Angel responsible for signaling the coming of Judgment Day by blowing the horn and sending out a "Blast of Truth", but he was not mentioned by name. Some say that Raphael is also the Angel of the Lord mentioned in John 5:4 of the New Testament.
Raphael's feast day is September 29/24 October. He is the patron saint of travellers and doctors.
Bev Dunbar's gilded image of Raphael was commissioned in 2002 by St Raphael's Primary School, South Hurstville.
The painting is 450 mm high x 380 mm wide.
It has been painted on a gessoed board
with a beautiful dutch gold leaf background and
acrylic paint. The original painting is not for sale.
A large 500 x 1000 mm photograph on canvas reproduction is available in a limited edition for $350 each, plus postage.
You can also purchase 100 x 150 mm LAMBDA Chromogenic digital prints in a limited edition for $125, plus postage. They come with a beautiful Italian hand-made 150 x 200 mm wooden marquetry frame.