"Virgin And Child, Flemish Renaissance 16th Century (brussels School)"Wooden sculpture representing the Virgin enthroned with the child
Flemish Renaissance (Brussels School)
First half of the 16th century
Measures: cm. height 75 x width 39 x depth 26
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In this magnificent work done in walnut by a master Flemish sculptor of the first half of the sixteenth century, the sacred Virgin is immortalized in a hieratic attitude. Sitting on a chair in Savonarola, she supports the child who speaks tenderly to her.
Our sculpture, executed around the first half of the sixteenth century according to the typical canons of the Renaissance, can only capture the eyes of all lovers of ancient sculptures, certainly for its ideal beauty but also for the strength and sense of solemnity . that he manages to transmit.
The quality of the work and the wealth of details, among which stand out the locks of hair sculpted in abundance, allow us to bring it closer to the rich and elegant sculptural production of the Flemish region, most probably Brussels; With Antwerp and Mechelen, Brussels was one of the main centers specialized in wood carving from the fifteenth century, home to many renowned workshops devoted to sculpture. From the sixteenth century, they were strongly influenced by the first Italian Renaissance, from which our sculpture seems to be inspired by some details: see, for example, the Savonarola chair on which the Virgin is sitting, and its ornate crown a pattern reminiscent of the Florentine lily.
The sculpture is presented in excellent conservation conditions, with a beautiful burnished patina. Little misses at the base.
Complete with photographic certificate of authenticity (FIMA ITALIA - CINOA).