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Southern German, Franconia or Swabia, circa 1480-1490
MALE SAINT, PERHAPS SAINT GEORGE
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Southern German, Franconia or Swabia, circa 1480-1490
MALE SAINT, PERHAPS SAINT GEORGE
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Details & Cataloguing

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Southern German, Franconia or Swabia, circa 1480-1490
MALE SAINT, PERHAPS SAINT GEORGE

Provenance

Sotheby's London, 9 December 1987, lot 228

Catalogue Note

This svelte young Saint in armour relates to both Franconian and Swabian sculpture from the late 15th century. For the deep, crinkled folds of the cloak, surrounded by long swathes, compare a Saint Michael from Franconia in the Bayerisches Nationalmuseum, Munich (inv. no. MA 3712), while the undercut, horizontal curls of hair find a parallel in a Swabian Saint Mauritius in the Hessisches Landesmuseum, Darmstadt (inv. no. Pl 09:03).

RELATED LITERATURE
T. Müller, Die Bildwerke in Holz, Ton und Stein von der Mitte des XV. bis gegen Mitte des XVI. Jahrhunderts, cat. Bayerisches Nationalmuseum, Munich, 1959, no. 166; M. Woelk (ed.), Bildwerke vom 9. bis zum 16. Jahrhundert aus Stein, Holz und Ton im Hessischen Landesmuseum Darmstadt, Darmstadt, 1999, no. 55

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