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French, Burgundy, circa 1490
SAINT JAMES THE GREATER
Estimate
25,00035,000
LOT SOLD. 30,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
18
French, Burgundy, circa 1490
SAINT JAMES THE GREATER
Estimate
25,00035,000
LOT SOLD. 30,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Old Master Sculpture and Works of Art Including Highlights from the Reinhold Hofstätter Collection

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French, Burgundy, circa 1490
SAINT JAMES THE GREATER

Catalogue Note

This beautifully carved and evocative figure of St James exhibits the stockiness and heavy, rounded, folds of drapery associated with Burgundian sculpture from the 15th century. The face, with deep ocular orbits, prominent eyelids, high cheekbones and forked beard, is remarkably close to the figure of Nicodemus from the Mise au Tombeau in Semur-en-Auxois, commissioned by Jacotin and Pernette Ogier circa 1480-1490. The group has been associated with the famous sculptor Antoine Le Moiturier (1425-1495) who was responsible for the Tomb of Philippe Pot, now in the Louvre. Compare the present figure also with the Burgundian 15th-century stone St James in the Louvre (inv. no. RF1615).

RELATED LITERATURE
J. Boccador, Statuaire medievale en France de 1400 à 1530, Paris, 1974, pp. 262-272, fig. 294a

Old Master Sculpture and Works of Art Including Highlights from the Reinhold Hofstätter Collection

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London