Catalan School of the 13th century. Ref.200
Catalan School of the 13th century. Bishop statue in polychrome wood.
Large polychrome wooden statue representing a holy bishop carrying a crosier and making the sign of blessing. The sculpture stands out for the simplicity of its forms, the rigid technique of straight lines and the design of the face still reminiscent of the Romanesque style. The plasticity of the face, the folds of the dress, the rigidity of the forms lead us to place this work at the beginning of the Gothic period, in the 13th century, with Romanesque influences still present in the expressions and the posture. Our sculpture shows traces of polychromy and gilding.
Works consulted: Gothic art in Catalan country - Jean Reynal & Michel Castillo, 2005.
Origin: Catalonia, Spain
Medium: Polychrome wood
Size: Height 80 cm
Period: 13th century
Condition: Splits, later crosier
Price: 7 800€