OF HISTORICAL – ARTISTIC INTEREST IN OUR
LADY OF SORROW’S SANCTUAR, MARSALA
1) In The central
apse: statue of Our
Lady of Sorrow, partly in wood, partly In papier-mache’.
The sculptor is unknown; XVIII° century.
2) Chapel on
the left side: statue of
the Virgin ( The Lightning Virgin ) in Painted stone. The sculptor
is an unknows Sicilian; XVIII° century.
3) In the side
altars there are three paintings in oils with inlay mixtilineal
Frames attributes to Fra Felice da Sambuca, in the world Gioacchino
Viscosi, a lay capuchin; XVIII° century. The paintings represent
St. Filippo Benizi
( first altar on the left ); il Cuore di Gesù, SS.
Francesco and Filippo Neri ( first altar on the right ); Tobia
and Archangel Raphael ( second altar, on the left ).
4) In the second
altar on the left side there are some paintings
in oil Representing some episodes of Via Crucis; The author
is unknown;XVIII° Century.
and tribune with a grate in painted and gilt wood; Sicilian
Handicraft, XIX° century.
of the Cross, a plastic decoration representing the triumph
of puttos and cherubs; the Sicilian decorator of the Serpotta School