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A CELEBRATION OF THE VIRGIN AND CHILD: SCULPTURE FROM A FLEMISH PRIVATE COLLECTION

German, Ulm, third quarter 15th century
VIRGIN AND CHILD
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A CELEBRATION OF THE VIRGIN AND CHILD: SCULPTURE FROM A FLEMISH PRIVATE COLLECTION

German, Ulm, third quarter 15th century
VIRGIN AND CHILD
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Details & Cataloguing

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German, Ulm, third quarter 15th century
VIRGIN AND CHILD
gilt and polychromed limewood, on a later wood base
group: 122cm., 48in.
base: 5cm., 2in.
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Provenance

Mr Ch. de Roy van Zuydewijn, and thence by descent;
sale of his heirs, Sotheby’s Amsterdam, 19 December 2000, lot 124;
private collection, Belgium

Catalogue Note

During the mid-15th century the leading sculptor in Swabia was the Ulm-based Hans Multscher, who inspired a considerable following. It is from within this milieu that the present, imposing Virgin and Child is likely to originate. The heavy folds of drapery falling from the Virgin's waist in ray-like fashion find direct comparisons in works from Multscher's school and followers, notably a Saint Catherine in Stuttgart and a Virgin and Child in Berlin (op. cit., cat. nos. 37b and 39). 

RELATED LITERATURE
Hans Multscher: Bildhauer der Spätgotik in Ulm, exh. cat. Ulmer Museum, Ulm, 1997

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