SOUTH GERMAN, PROBABLY SWABIA, CIRCA 1480 | ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST
SOUTH GERMAN, PROBABLY SWABIA, CIRCA 1480 | ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST
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Property from a Private Collector, New York

SOUTH GERMAN, PROBABLY SWABIA, CIRCA 1480 | ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST

Estimate: 15,000 - 25,000 USD

Property from a Private Collector, New York

SOUTH GERMAN, PROBABLY SWABIA, CIRCA 1480 | ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST

Estimate: 15,000 - 25,000 USD

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Description

Property from a Private Collector, New York

SOUTH GERMAN, PROBABLY SWABIA, CIRCA 1480

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST


lindenwood

height 43 ½ in.; 110.5 cm.

Condition Report

Standard surface abrasions and minor chipping throughout consistent with age. Traces of polychromy. Some age cracks. Some with fill including his proper right foot. Right hand is lacking. Ink in eyes probably refreshed. Chipping includes edges of hairshirt as well as some curls of hair. Very good quality and otherwise overall good condition.


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Cataloguing

Provenance

Dr. Ernst Seegall, Berlin;

By descent to Ruth Seegall Levy, Brussels and New York;

By descent to Anne Levy Lederfeind, New York

Catalogue Note

The deeply carved, voluminous drapery style is indicative of the Swabian region and the carving of the head is distinctive with tight, intricate curls of hair and excessive wrinkles in the saint's face, producing a highly expressive image. 

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