Spanish Polychrome Figure (SOLD)
Probably Granada, Spain
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