SOUTHERN NETHERLANDISH, PROBABLY BRABANT, CIRCA 1520 AND LATER | SAINT MICHAEL SLAYING THE DRAGON
SOUTHERN NETHERLANDISH, PROBABLY BRABANT, CIRCA 1520 AND LATER | SAINT MICHAEL SLAYING THE DRAGON
SOUTHERN NETHERLANDISH, PROBABLY BRABANT, CIRCA 1520 AND LATER | SAINT MICHAEL SLAYING THE DRAGON
SOUTHERN NETHERLANDISH, PROBABLY BRABANT, CIRCA 1520 AND LATER | SAINT MICHAEL SLAYING THE DRAGON
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Property from a Belgian Private Collection (Lots 22-26)

SOUTHERN NETHERLANDISH, PROBABLY BRABANT, CIRCA 1520 AND LATER | SAINT MICHAEL SLAYING THE DRAGON

Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 GBP

Property from a Belgian Private Collection (Lots 22-26)

SOUTHERN NETHERLANDISH, PROBABLY BRABANT, CIRCA 1520 AND LATER | SAINT MICHAEL SLAYING THE DRAGON

Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 GBP

Lot Sold:18,750GBP

Lot Details

Description

Property from a Belgian Private Collection (Lots 22-26)

SOUTHERN NETHERLANDISH, PROBABLY BRABANT, CIRCA 1520 AND LATER

SAINT MICHAEL SLAYING THE DRAGON


oak

141cm., 55½in.

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Condition Report

The sculpture suffered extensive worming in the past, evidence of which is visible throughout and in particular at the back, to the front of the armour, the cloak around the proper left arm, the dragon's proper left knee, and the saint's proper right foot. As a result of this, there are several later restorations and replacements. Replacements include the sword, the frontal part of the dragon's head, part of the saint's proper left lower leg, possibly the section with the dragon's proper left arm, and possibly also the saint's proper left hand and dragon's proper right forearm. The saint's face is carved separately and may also be a later replacement. In several areas where there is evidence of worming, there is some brownish fill; notably at the saint's proper right elbow. There is some stable splitting to the wood, consistent with the material, and some open splits have wood inserts and some retouching, notably at the tassets of the armour, and the dragon's body. There are also some joints and inserts at the top of the head, and further joints and wood plugs are visible in areas such as at the proper right side of the saint's torso.

Otherwise there is some minor wear and dirt to the surface consistent with age.


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

Peltzer collection, Verviers, Belgium;

with Hubert Verbelen, Sint Truiden, Belgium;

private collection, Belgium, acquired from the above in 1970

Catalogue Note

Compare to an oak Saint Michael in similar pose, and with similar dress - including the armour - sold at Christie's Amsterdam, 7 March 2001, lot 379. 

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