Bust of a Gothic apostle from the workshops of Reims. Ref.217
Bust of a Gothic apostle from the workshops of Reims. Sculpture in limestone.
Beautiful bust of an apostle in a very emotional attitude. Our sculpture presents a still young apostle, with beautiful and gentle features. He applies his hand under his bifid beard, in a pensive and deep attitude. Note the hand with thin and long fingers, typical of the 13th century. Elongated face with high cheekbones, framed by wavy hair.
This Gothic sculpture presents a very good quality of execution and can be compared, by the nature of the limestone and its style, to the productions known as the 3rd Rémois workshop, last quarter of the 13th century.
Very good provenance: former E. Bresset collection.
Bibliography: Jean Wirth, The sculpture of Reims Cathedral and its place in 13th century art, 2017.
Origin: Reims, France
Size: Height: 27 cm
Period: 13th century
Condition: Custom stand, visible gaps, especially on the nose
Price: on demand