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Alabaster Virgin and Child of the French Renaissance circa 1550




Beautiful Virgin and Child in carved alabaster, expressing the artistic spirit of the eastern school, in particular workshops of Troyes, influenced by the Italian art of Domenico del Barbieri - or Dominique Florentin.

The piece displays a superb mastering of draperies and textures. The figure of the Virgin is mannerist, as shown in the extension of arms and hands. The grace of the mother turning her head in a gesture of premonition is infinitely touching.

The figure has undergone some restoration at various times. The head of the Virgin is re-attached, as well as her right hand and the head of Christ, which seems to have been reconstructed from several fragments, thereby unhappily altering its appearance. The surface is worn out by water.

                                                                                                                                                                                Material : Alabaster
                                                                                                                                                                                Origin : France, probably workshop of the East
                                                                                                                                                                                Provenance : French auction sale
                                                                                                                                                                                Period : Circa 1550
                                                                                                                                                                                Dimensions : Height: 56 cm

        Ref. : md-199  

   Price : SOLD - to be informed by e-mail when a similar item becomes available.





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