We are proud to present you this magnificent Baroque Statue from the late Andres Laszlos Collection of 1000 years of Religious Sculptures.
The Handcarved Wooden Figure is a very rare iconographic depiction of Moses - the famous leader and lawgiver of the Old Testament. The Recipient of the Ten Commandments sits on a throne with one of the stone tablets to his right. He is beautifully carved, has striking glass eyes and a stunning Polychrome finish. A very typical representation of Spanish Baroque sculptures (wide Italian influence) dating to the first half of the 18th Century. The figure was most likely carved in Old Castile in Spain. About 50 years ago - when this sculpture was displayed amongst the former owners gallery exhibits - the late Spanish Art History Specialist Maria Luisa Gomez Moreno validated "Moses". The Statue comes with a copy of the last exhibition catalog where Moses is listed as item number 73.
Provenance: Andres (Andras) Emerico Laszlo (von Keller) - famous author - found this amazing example of baroque Craftsmanship in Burgos, Spain. It was purchased in the 1940's or 1950's during Laszlos extensive travels through Spain and America where he gathered his collection of religious art.
Exhibitions: The last exhibition of this statue was during Laszlos last exhibition in 1969 at the Gallerie Jean-Francois Apesteguy in Deauville, France. The exhibition was called "1000 ans de sculptures primitives espagnoles". There were many more exhibitions of his large collection in the USA, Canada, Switzerland, Germany and more. They were very well received and celebrities like the famous painter Joan Miró visited them (Please see the picture of Miro and Lazlo at one of his exhibitions)
Condition: The Polychrome Paint appears to be old and in good condition - minor chipping. Unfortunately the Arms and the second stone tablet are missing. Good antique condition. Please see pictures.
Size: 17 inch in height
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