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Netherlandish, first half 17th century
KNEELING FIGURE OF YOUNG WOMAN
Estimate
5,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 10,625 USD
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141
Netherlandish, first half 17th century
KNEELING FIGURE OF YOUNG WOMAN
Estimate
5,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 10,625 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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Netherlandish, first half 17th century
KNEELING FIGURE OF YOUNG WOMAN

Provenance

J. W. McConnell, Montreal

Catalogue Note

This figure was made for an altar, perhaps as a donor figure for a chapel or for a funerary monument. The figure is unfinished on her left side indicating that it was originally set against a wall.

The appearance of kneeling figures on tombs became more widespread in the Lowlands and in England in the later 16th century. With hands clasped in prayer, they were meant to display the religious conviction of the deceased and were often combined with scenes from the Crucifixion or Resurrection. 

RELATED LITERATURE
Frits Scholten, Sumptuous Memories: Studies in Seventeenth-century Dutch Tomb Sculpture, Zwolle, 2003 

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