SPANISH, PROBABLY SEVILLE, 18TH CENTURY
SAINT ISIDORE OF SEVILLE
gilt and polychromed wood, on a partially marblised plaster and wood base, with a leather belt and fabric laces, and a probably later gilt metal halo and gilt wood staff and shovel
106cm., 41¾in. overall
Overall the condition of the sculpture is good, with some wear and dirt to the surface consistent with age. There are a few minor losses, including to two fingers of the proper left hand and the proper right index finger. There is minor stable splitting to the wood, consistent with the material, including to the skirt at the back on the proper left side and to the face and neck on the proper left side. A section of the terrasse behind the saint is carved separately with an open but stable joint. There is wear to the polychromy and gilding, including some chips such as to the proper left cheek. The attributes and halo are later. There is some wear to the leather belt and fabric laces, including fraying. There is an area of loss to the paintwork of the base at the back.
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