"Wooden Sculpture Representing A Gentleman On A Stone Base"
Very beautiful wooden sculpture representing a gentleman. The sculpture stands on a stone plinth. This dates from the 18th century. The adjective "gentile" is attested at the end of the twelfth century in the Life of Saint Alexis, comes from the Latin gentilis meaning "of family, of race, member of a gente" with the modern meaning of noble. In other words, a gentleman is a noble. This statue represents a young man from a noble family. He is dressed in a strawberry which is a lingerie collar formed by pleats or gadroons. It is placed around the neck that it hides and highlights the face of the wearer. It is also referred to by the term collar. He also wears a hat with a feather. The sculpture is in very good condition. Height: 41cm Width: 29cm Depth: 22cm Weight: 6.2kg