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PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED BELGIAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

English, probably Nottingham, 15th century
SAINT BARTHOLOMEW
Estimate
15,00020,000
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30

PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED BELGIAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

English, probably Nottingham, 15th century
SAINT BARTHOLOMEW
Estimate
15,00020,000
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Details & Cataloguing

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English, probably Nottingham, 15th century
SAINT BARTHOLOMEW
alabaster, with traces of polychromy, on a later velvet lined wood mount
alabaster: 39.5cm., 15½in
mount: 54 by 24cm., 21¼ by 9½in. 
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Provenance

M. Mori, Paris, 1925;
Lady Renell of Rodd;
her sale, Sotheby’s London, 9 December 1976, lot 20;
private collection, Belgium

Literature

P. Nelson, 'Some Unpublished English Medieval Alabaster Carvings', in Archaeological Journal, LXXXII, pp. 25-38, p. 34, pl. V;
F. Cheetham, Alabaster Images of Medieval England, Woodbridge, 2003, p. 31, no. 4 and fig. 13

Catalogue Note

In his seminal work, Francis Cheetham lists only thirteen known alabaster reliefs which feature Saint Bartholomew - three of the Saint's Martyrdom and ten individual representations of Saint Bartholomew, including the present lot. Compare also to fig. 12 (op. cit.), in Oscott College, Sutton Coldfield - however the present lot shows higher quality in the carving, particularly in the hair and beard. 

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