Virgin in Majesty. Ref.228
Virgin in Majesty. From Romanesque art to Gothic.
Important Virgin and Child in majesty. Mary holds Christ on her left knee. Hieratic face of the Virgin, still very much borrowed from Romanesque canons, framed by a short headdress. Our sculpture is distinguished by its important museum dimension and the confrontation of the two characters, the hieratic Virgin and the child, already belonging to the first Gothic of Ile de France. The very beautiful face of the child, the short headdress of the Virgin, her mantle with remains of red polychrome, pulled under the arm are all characteristics of this period of transition between Romanesque art and early Gothic art.
Related works: Virgin and Child parish church of Oncy-sur-École, Virgin and Child Autun from the Rolin museum n°inv.BOIS 48, Virgin and Child enthroned from national museum of the middle ages of Cluny Inv.CL23832.
Works consulted: Gothic art in the Oise and its surroundings (12th-14th century), proceedings of the conference, Amiens, 1998 - French sculpture in the Middle Ages, Marcel Aubert, 1946 - Medieval sculpture of collection, Jacqueline Liévaux-Boccador Edouart Bresset, 1972.
Origin: Ile de France or northern Burgundy, France
Medium: Elm wood
Size: Height: 110cm
Period: Second half of the 13th century
Condition: Visible gaps, cracks, accident on the Virgin's nose.
Price: on demand