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PROPERTY OF A BELGIAN COUNT

French, Maine, 17th century
BUST OF A FRENCH KING, BELIEVED TO BE KING LOUIS XII (1462-1515)
Estimation
3 0005 000
ACCÉDER AU LOT
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PROPERTY OF A BELGIAN COUNT

French, Maine, 17th century
BUST OF A FRENCH KING, BELIEVED TO BE KING LOUIS XII (1462-1515)
Estimation
3 0005 000
ACCÉDER AU LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Old Master Sculpture & Works of Art

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French, Maine, 17th century
BUST OF A FRENCH KING, BELIEVED TO BE KING LOUIS XII (1462-1515)

Provenance

acquired from Galerie C. de Bruyn at the Foire des Antiquaires Brussels, 1996

Description

This beautiful bust of a French king compares closely with the historicising 17th-century terracotta sculpture from the Maine region of France. Compare with the statue of Saint Louis from the church of Notre-Dame, Saulges, by Michel II Lemesle (circa 1689-1692). The very pale terracotta and the facture, particularly the hole to the reverse, compares with the 17th-century Virgin and Child group from the church of Saint-Martin in Vouvray-sur-Huisne.

RELATED LITERATURE
P. Bardelot, Terre et ciel: La sculpture en terre cuite du Maine XVIe et XVIIe siècles, Paris, 2003, pp. 45, 233

Old Master Sculpture & Works of Art

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