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PROPERTY FROM THE RUTTER COLLECTION, VIENNA

Attributed to Passchier Borreman (active first half 16th century)
Southern Netherlandish, Brussels, early 16th century
SAINT PAUL
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 22,500 GBP
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PROPERTY FROM THE RUTTER COLLECTION, VIENNA

Attributed to Passchier Borreman (active first half 16th century)
Southern Netherlandish, Brussels, early 16th century
SAINT PAUL
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 22,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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

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Attributed to Passchier Borreman (active first half 16th century)
Southern Netherlandish, Brussels, early 16th century
SAINT PAUL
signed: PAESCHIER . BORRE [...] to the sword, and inscribed: R 1023 / auu(?) and: H.S.159. in ink to the reverse
oak, on a later wood base
63cm., 24¾in. overall
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Catalogue Note

This wonderful statuette shows extremely virtuoso carving, particularly in the intricate folds of drapery, the careful undercutting, and the genuine expression on the bearded face. Significantly, it is signed on the sword by Passchier Borreman, a member of the Borreman dynasty of wood sculptors active in Brussels in the late 15th and early 16th century. The figure certainly adheres to Borreman's type, with its broad face and complicated folds of drapery: compare, for example, to the faces of the men around the Virgin's death bed in the Life of the Virgin altarpiece in the Victoria and Albert Museum (inv. no. 1049-1855, op. cit. no. 19), which has traditionally been linked with Passchier's work. Further comparisons can be drawn with Passchier Borreman's altarpiece in the St Waldetrudis church in Herenthal, Belgium, which is also signed, and where a few of the figures show similar bordering on the drapery as the present figure. 

RELATED LITERATURE
K. Woods, Five Netherlandish Carved Altar-Pieces in England and the Brussels School of Carving c.1470-1520, Burlington Magazine, December 1996, pp. 788-800; P. Williamson, Netherlandish Sculpture 1450-1550, London 2002, no. 19; K. Woods, Imported Images, Netherlandish Late Gothic Sculpture in England c. 1400-1550, Donington 2007, pp. 22-33, 104-5

The present lot is offered with a Radiocarbon dating measurement report (ref. no. RCD-8813) prepared by J. Walker of RCD Lockinge, which states that the wood dates between 1310 and 1440 (with 95% confidence interval)

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

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