92
92
Attributed to Juan Alonso de Villabrille y Ron (1663-1728)
Spanish, early 18th century
ST FRANCIS OF PAOLA (1416-1507)
Estimate
12,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 15,000 GBP
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92
Attributed to Juan Alonso de Villabrille y Ron (1663-1728)
Spanish, early 18th century
ST FRANCIS OF PAOLA (1416-1507)
Estimate
12,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 15,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Attributed to Juan Alonso de Villabrille y Ron (1663-1728)
Spanish, early 18th century
ST FRANCIS OF PAOLA (1416-1507)

the silver monstrance inscribed: CHA / RI / TAS, the mother of pearl plaque inscribed: SN FrANC. de PAULA


gilt and polychromed wood, silver, glass and mother of pearl
figure: 40cm., 15¾in.
overall: 45.5cm., 17 7/8 in.
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Catalogue Note

This fine carved wood figure betrays the realism and pathos which is synonymous with Spanish 17th and 18th century sculpture. The expressive facial type is very close to that of the Head of St Paul by Juan Alonso de Villabrille y Ron in the Museo Nacional de Escultura, Valladolid (inv. no. CE0572), which dates to 1707. The way in which the long beard sits on the face and chest is comparable to Villabrille's St Joachim (CE0971), also in the Museo Nacional, and his Prophet Elijah in the National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin (inv. no. NGI.8031).

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