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Burgundian Netherlands, 16th century
RELIEF WITH A WOMAN IN PRAYER
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 30,000 GBP
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33
Burgundian Netherlands, 16th century
RELIEF WITH A WOMAN IN PRAYER
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 30,000 GBP
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Details & Cataloguing

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Burgundian Netherlands, 16th century
RELIEF WITH A WOMAN IN PRAYER
painted with two coats of arms of Anne of Brittany; with a yellow label printed ASTOR OF HEVER and numbered: 187 to the reverse
partially gilt and polychromed alabaster
42cm., 16½in.
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Provenance

Lord Astor of Hever;
sold Sotheby's, the Hever Castle Collection, 6 May 1983, lot 264

Catalogue Note

The present panel is comparable with an epitaph relief in Tournai Cathedral from the 1530s and a relief sold in these rooms on 9 December 2005 (lot 12). Both panels are carefully detailed and decorated like the present panel, with scrolling foliage and pierced cresting on their architectural frames. The Tournai relief shows further kneeling female donors but the more elaborate dress and the facial type of the noblewoman in the present relief does suggest a different workshop which was probably active at a slightly later date.

RELATED LITERATURE
J. Steyaert, 'Sculpture in Tournai c. 1400-80', in: Late gothic sculpture. The Burgundian Netherlands, Ghent, 1994, pp. 61-62, fig.36

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