Spanish Polychrome Figure (SOLD)

Probably Granada, Spain

Circa 1700

This large polychrome sculpture is of a titled donor figure, a benefactor to the local community, probably a Contessa. She is portrayed kneeling on a cushion with her hands held in prayer and would have been placed in the Church to show her continuing piety.  The figure is wearing a black-work chemise under a silk damask brocaded gown decorated with stylised carnations.

Height 140 cm depth 46 cm width 82 cm (55 x 18 x 32 in)

Provenance: Ex English Private Collection

Further reading: The Sacred Made Real, National Gallery Exhibition catalogue 2009

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