Study after Cima da Congeliano’s “St. Helen”

Original price was: $180.00.Current price is: $90.00.

5×7 oil painting study of St. Helen, Constantine’s mother, after Cima da Congeliano’s painting from 1495!  Read more about the painting below!



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On the Painting:

St. Helen was the mother of Constantine, and she’s the one that found the True Cross after receiving a vision of its location.

When the excavated the area, they found three crosses, and to determine which one was the one Jesus was crucified on, they had three people with incurable illnesses touch the crosses, and on the same one they were all healed.

Relics of the True Cross are now scattered around the world and many miracles are still attributed to praying before them and meditating on the Passion of the Lord.

Cima da Congeliano has so beautifully depicted the regality of St. Helen and her soft gaze into the distance as she contemplates the Passion of our Lord.

Cima was a painter from Italy who lived from 1459-1517. His paintings are usually calm and undramatic. In his later life he became a student of Giovanni Bellini (who you will recognize from my other master copies) and became the link between Titian, Bellini, and the next generation of artists.


This alla prima study is part of my training arc for painting the Litany of Loretto Marian series, which I’ve begun to develop on my Patreon! You can find out more about it here.

No prints will be made of the master copy studies.

Painted on an archival panel; linen mounted on 3/8″ plywood. It cannot hang by itself, but will fit in most standard 5×7 frames.

Additional information

Weight 12 oz
Dimensions 12 × 6 × 6 in


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While many items are made to order, I always strive to get your order out by the next shipping day – Tuesday and Thursday. I ship First Class USPS which generally takes 2-4 days after that to arrive at your house.

11×14 prints and canvas prints are drop shipped and will take up to 5 days to ship. Smaller prints are stocked here and ship regularly.

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Your Impact

For every order, 10% of all proceeds will go to organizations who provide resources to at risk women before and after birth.

The first is The Pregnancy Care Center of Rockford. They area a local organization to me,  providing resources and care for free to women in crisis pregnancies, from ultrasounds to parenting classes to post abortion healing.

The second is the Sisters of Life, a newer religious community founded in 1991 in New York to promote the dignity of every human life. They have houses for women to come live with them during and after their pregnancy as they get back on their feet, as well as counseling for post abortion healing, and other missions.

About the artist

Hi! I’m Monica Skrzypczak; an oil painter and rosary maker with a passion for creating beauty and bringing faith into every home. Feel free to contact me to commission a painting or a custom rosary!

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