We are proud to present you this magnificent Gothic Statue from the late Andres Laszlos Collection of 1000 years of Religious Sculptures.
The Handcarved Wooden Figure is a superb depiction of Saint Sebastian. As most often he is shown standing constrained on a tree with his hands tied behind his back while wearing only a small cloth around his hip. He has beautiful long golden hair and has been carved out of a single piece of hardwood. While the Carving is conducted magnificently, his Polychrome finish is simply stunning. The figure is a typical example of French / Spanish Gothic Sculptures with an early Italian Renaissance influence. The sculpture dates back to circa 1420-1470. The figure was most likely carved in Southern France or Catalonia. 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 the Sebastian. The Statue comes with a copy of the last exhibition catalog where it is listed as item number 21. (Please see pictures)
Provenance: Andres (Andras) Emerico Laszlo (von Keller) - famous author - found this amazing example of 15th Century Craftsmanship in Catalonia, 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 - some chipping. Very good antique condition. Please see pictures.
Size: 28 1/2 inch in height
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