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"Saint". Sculpture in polychromed and gilded wood. Anonymous Hispano-Flemishf. Circa 1500.

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"Saint". Sculpture in polychromed and gilded wood. Anonymous Hispano-Flemishf. Circa 1500. - Image 1 of 7
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"Saint". Sculpture in polychromed and gilded wood. Anonymous Hispano-Flemishf. Circa 1500. - Image 1 of 7
"Saint". Sculpture in polychromed and gilded wood. Anonymous Hispano-Flemishf. Circa 1500. - Image 2 of 7
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"Saint". Sculpture in polychromed and gilded wood. Anonymous Hispano-Flemishf.  Circa 1500.86 x 34 x 19cm.This is an exquisite late-Gothic piece that embodies a saint that we cannot identify due to the lack of attributes. The element that would reveal have revealed her identity to us would have been held in her missing right hand. The only thing that we could narrow it down to, although not with complete certainty due to the taste for luxury that prevails in the late-Gothic statues, is that it may represent a saint who was a princess or noblewoman, although within this group there are numerous examples: Saint Barbara, Santa Catherine of Alexandria, etc… Be that as it may, the only certainty we have about the piece is that it must have served as an altar image because the back is not carved or gilded.The saint is portrayed standing, static, directing her gaze to the front while her hands hold one end of the cloak – the sculptor has perfectly captured the wrinkled folds in the fabric – and an unknown attribute – in the missing right hand. She wears a tight golden tunic barely noticeable due to the voluminous cloak, also gilded, although with the inner part polychromed in reddish tones, which is thrown over it. It is buttoned at chest height and its surface is covered by thick vertical folds that give it a geometric appearance. Both the brooch and the edges are decorated by borders with geometric motifs in relief. The hand that survives has fingers carved with remarkable delicacy. She wears a kind of diadem on her head that has a red jewel embedded in the front. Her hairstyle is symmetrical, with blonde hair made up of bulky locks that fall on both sides of her head to her shoulders but, as we pointed out earlier, it is not styled at the back either. Her oval face is somewhat inexpressive, but a seriousness is perceived as if she were focussed on herself or observing us from a distance from a higher plane. She has almond-shaped eyes, bulging cheeks, swollen cheekbones highlighted by reddish polychrome, a sharp nose rounded at the tip that takes the shape of an isosceles triangle, a marked nasolabial fold, a closed mouth with thin lips, a prominent chin and a slight double chin.This delicate piece would have been carved in a Castilian workshop around the year 1500 by an outstanding Hispano-Flemish master, since it shows a clear Nordic, Flemish or Germanic origin, in details such as the oval head, the way of arranging the hair through large symmetrical wavy and intertwined locks and curls, the sharp nose and the straight mouth with thin lips. There are also certain links in the way the folds of the clothing are treated, based on trapezoidal folds in the shape of a trough and soft folds that give the piece a certain hardness and geometric appearance.We would like to thank Dr. Javier Baladrón, PhD in Art History, for identifying and cataloguing this work.
"Saint". Sculpture in polychromed and gilded wood. Anonymous Hispano-Flemishf.  Circa 1500.86 x 34 x 19cm.This is an exquisite late-Gothic piece that embodies a saint that we cannot identify due to the lack of attributes. The element that would reveal have revealed her identity to us would have been held in her missing right hand. The only thing that we could narrow it down to, although not with complete certainty due to the taste for luxury that prevails in the late-Gothic statues, is that it may represent a saint who was a princess or noblewoman, although within this group there are numerous examples: Saint Barbara, Santa Catherine of Alexandria, etc… Be that as it may, the only certainty we have about the piece is that it must have served as an altar image because the back is not carved or gilded.The saint is portrayed standing, static, directing her gaze to the front while her hands hold one end of the cloak – the sculptor has perfectly captured the wrinkled folds in the fabric – and an unknown attribute – in the missing right hand. She wears a tight golden tunic barely noticeable due to the voluminous cloak, also gilded, although with the inner part polychromed in reddish tones, which is thrown over it. It is buttoned at chest height and its surface is covered by thick vertical folds that give it a geometric appearance. Both the brooch and the edges are decorated by borders with geometric motifs in relief. The hand that survives has fingers carved with remarkable delicacy. She wears a kind of diadem on her head that has a red jewel embedded in the front. Her hairstyle is symmetrical, with blonde hair made up of bulky locks that fall on both sides of her head to her shoulders but, as we pointed out earlier, it is not styled at the back either. Her oval face is somewhat inexpressive, but a seriousness is perceived as if she were focussed on herself or observing us from a distance from a higher plane. She has almond-shaped eyes, bulging cheeks, swollen cheekbones highlighted by reddish polychrome, a sharp nose rounded at the tip that takes the shape of an isosceles triangle, a marked nasolabial fold, a closed mouth with thin lips, a prominent chin and a slight double chin.This delicate piece would have been carved in a Castilian workshop around the year 1500 by an outstanding Hispano-Flemish master, since it shows a clear Nordic, Flemish or Germanic origin, in details such as the oval head, the way of arranging the hair through large symmetrical wavy and intertwined locks and curls, the sharp nose and the straight mouth with thin lips. There are also certain links in the way the folds of the clothing are treated, based on trapezoidal folds in the shape of a trough and soft folds that give the piece a certain hardness and geometric appearance.We would like to thank Dr. Javier Baladrón, PhD in Art History, for identifying and cataloguing this work.

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