8 November 2007
A PARCEL-GILT POLYCHROME PLASTER BUST OF THE INFANT CHRIST
FLORENTINE, 15TH CENTURY STYLE
Depicted facing to sinister, wearing a painted coral necklace and with a cloak over his proper left shoulder; on an integrally modelled shaped terracotta plinth; the reverse unfinished; wear to the painted surface, areas refreshed, minor chips and losses
14¾ in. (37.5 cm.) high, overall
Prince Urusov, St. Petersburg (?).
E. A. Fleischmann, Hof-Kunsthandlung, Munich.
Purchased from the above by the Thyssen-Bornemisza Family.
Sold by the above Sotheby's, London, 9 December 2005, lot 44.
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A Radcliffe, M. Baker and M. Maek-Gérard, The Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection - Renaissance and later sculpture with works of art in bronze, London, 1992, no. 3, pp. 58-61.
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