Alpine, circa 1400 | Virgin and Child Enthroned
Property from an Important European Collection
Alpine, circa 1400
Virgin and Child Enthroned
gilt and polychromed wood
Overall the condition is good, with some wear and dirt to the surface consistent with age. There appears to be a loss to the attribute in the Virgin's proper left hand, and the finials of the Virgin's crown are carved separately and possibly replaced. A section of the back at the bottom is a modern replacement. Some sections of the throne are carved separately, and there are two separately carved but apparently original sections at the back. The interior of the sculpture is hollowed out. There is evidence of past worming, in particular at the back and at the front around the bottom, where it has led to some losses. There is some stable splitting to the wood, notably to the Virgin's crown and the proper right side of her chest. Further evidence of worming to the Christ Child's dress and the Virgin's crown. Wear to the gilding and polychromy throughout including craquelure and areas of loss. While the gilding and polychromy may have been refreshed in areas, much of it appears to be original. There is a possible restoration to the Christ Child's tip of the nose. A few small chips, including to the toes of the Child's proper right foot. There is a metal loop at the back.
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Gustav Schütz (1865-1939), Vienna;
Rudolf Neumeister, Munich, circa 1972
F. Kieslinger, Mittelalterliche Skulpturen einer Wiener Sammlung, Vienna, 1937, no. XI and fig. 18;
J. Boccador and E. Bresset, Statuaire médiévale de collection, 1972, vol. II, pp. 33-34, fig. 21