Selected works for the Gothic, Renaissance and High Period periods. Sale of sculptures, statuary and reliefs such as virgin with child, religious sculpture and architectural elements, columns, capitals and corbels.
Niklaus Weckmann. Saint John. Carved linden.
Large Saint John in sculpted linden, hollow back. South Germany, workshop of Niclaus Weckmann in Ulm towards the end of the 15th century. Our Saint John presents all the characteristics of the style of the master of Ulm: the expressive face with emaciated features, the delicately sculpted and openwork hair with its striated and wavy locks. The coat features fringe and pleats with characteristic crocheted appendages and triangle tips. The hollowed back also shows the mark of the master: the woodpecker hole digged at the back of the skull, characteristic of Weckmann.
Italian gothic sculpture Altounian collection. Marble relief fragment.
Small marble head representing a bearded man in profile, an apostle or a prophet. This sculpture comes from the Joseph Altounian collection dispersed during the Artcurial sale of September 18, 2019. It bears on the reverse the typical label of the Joseph Altounian collections Ref: Annexe 622. Our sculpture has been cited as coming from the close circle of Giovanni Pisano. Without being able to affirm this attribution with certainty, our marble nevertheless belongs to the Tuscan school of the beginning of the 14th century, under the influence of sculptors such as Pisano or Giovanni di Balduccio. The comparison with the latter is interesting, Giovanni di Balducio produced capitals and funerary reliefs with representations very close to our marble.
Saint Sebastian Lombard school. Renaissance alabaster.
Large Saint Sebastian finely carved in alabaster. The saint is attached to a column surmounted by a capital, beautiful soft features and superb hair with long openwork and wavy locks. This statue was the object of a devotion as evidenced by the wear of the face and the accident on the nose.
Renaissance Apostle Statue. Northern France or Flanders.
Beautiful limestone apostle. Beautiful and very expressive bearded face with curly hair. He is dressed in antique style and in a dynamic posture that contrasts with the Gothic figurations of previous centuries.
Madonna and Child. 14th century Parisian workshops.
Very beautiful Virgin and Child in oak characteristic of the corpus of Ile de France workshops from the beginning of the 14th century, particularly illustrated by the work of ivory or monumental sculpture .
Our Virgin is a rare example of carved wood using these canons. Beautiful face of the Virgin with ample volumes on the drapes, elegance of the posture characteristic of these workshops.
Polychrome Virgin of the Annunciation. Catalonia.
Large Virgin of the Annunciation in polychrome wood. Our Virgin is represented in the phase of the Conturbatio, Mary expresses her amazement and is represented as a young girl with soft and resigned features. The long dress with a notched collar typical of the end of the 13th century has preserved magnificent blue and red decorations, applied directly to wood or to starched canvas, which is still well preserved.
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.
Sedes Sapientiae. Mosan Virgin with Child.
Large Virgin and Child in oak from the end of the 13th century or beginning of the 14th century. The plasticity of the faces and of Christ evoke the 13th century (the face of the Virgin evokes the face of the Romanesque Sedes Sapientiae of Seron) while the drapes of the Virgin's dress herald the following century. Marie, with her beautiful oval face, is seated on a throne bench. Mosan Virgins are rarer in collections than the southern European ones.
Remains of polychromy and gilding. Hollowed back with hook closure.
Head of an apostle, Gothic period. Paris or Ile de France.
Important head of an apostle statue. Long and antiquating features. Erosion due to long exposure to the elements observable on the hair. Limestone deposits. Exceptional sculpture, probably Paris, 13th century.
Enthroned Virgin. French Catalonia - Maria Lactans
Rare wooden polychrome Virgin and Child from the Fenouillèdes region representing Virgo Lactans. Before this discovery, only 3 medieval nursing madonnas were known in the Pyrénées Orientales. Our Virgin is distinguished by the quality of its execution, the preservation of its polychromy and a known origin. Mary is seated on the throne with a gentle and mysterious air. The Child on his knees holds the Book on and raises the index and middle fingers of his right hand.
French crowned queen's head. Champagne.
Large crowned queen's head with trace of polychromy in half-bump. The crown features a fleur-de-lis and cabochons. The almond-shaped eyes are framed by well-marked eyelids with incised eyelashes. Youthful, oval face with full features characteristic of the late 14th and early 15th century Gothic period. The mouth is small with a nostalgic expression. The hair is represented in fine locks, without a veil.
Saint John evangelist. Polychrome wooden sculpture
Altarpiece sculpted in half-round wood, polychromed and gilded.
Seated at his desk, he holds a stylus in his left hand and an inkwell in the other; elongated face, framed by long wavy hair, with eyes tapering towards the temples; he is dressed in a simple belted tunic and a coat, one side of which falls to the front of the knees. Hollow back.
Polychrome stone figure. Pilgrim End of the Gothic period.
Pilgrim figure in sculpted and polychromed limestone. He holds a calabash in his left hand. He probably held the pilgrim's staff in his missing right hand. Very beautiful face framed by a long and bifid beard.
Polychrome Altarpiece. Entombment of Christ.
Beautiful altarpiece element in polychrome limestone depicting the Entombment and depicting 6 characters surrounding Christ. Joseph of Arimathea and Mary are depicted at his bedside.
This piece is distinguished by the presence of 6 personages instead of the traditional 7, John beardless and seated is present, as well as Nicodemus, one of the 3 holy women (Marie Madeleine, Marie Salomé and Marie Cléophas) is absent from the scene. .
Important bust of a virgin of the Annunciation. Gothic art.
Virgin of the Annunciation in sculpted limestone. Mid 15th century.
Fragment of a Gothic tympanum. Angel of the Last Judgment.
Important and rare fragment of a Gothic tympanum. In a mandorla, angel under the arm of god, hand raised in the attitude of judgment.
Virgin and Child. Normandy or Ile de France, end of the 13th century.
Important virgin with gothic child. A style still imbued with mysticism for this great virgin in limestone. Gilding and traces of polychromy.
Gothic sculpture sees a profusion and diversification of media. Still austere for the first Gothic art, statuary knows an explosion of Marian worship with series of virgins and children. Architectural works remain with capitals, corbels and columns. The Ekinium gallery offers a series of religious and secular works from the gothique period.