Catholic angels are pure spirits created by God, and are agents of God in Christianity. The Catechism of the Catholic Church states that the whole life of the church benefits from the mysterious and powerful help of angels. Nine choirs or types of angels have been identified in the Bible and elaborated upon by various theologians, including archangels, dominations, virtues, principalities, powers, cherubim, and seraphim. Angels see, praise, and worship God in His divine presence and interact with this world as messengers of God's will. Sacred Scripture identifies three angels by name: Sts. Michael, Raphael, and Gabriel. Catholics also believe in personal guardian angels who watch over them throughout their lives.
Eduard Von Steinle (1810-1886) was a historical painter and member of the Nazarene movement. He was a professor of historical painting at the Städel Museum in Frankfurt and his artworks have been sold at auction to research and compare prices.