29 September 1999
A FRENCH POLYCHROME-DECORATED STATUE OF THE ANGEL GABRIEL
The angel turned to half-right with bent knees wearing a sulplice with elaborately brocaded collar, sleeves, cuffs, and hem holds in the left hand a sceptre sheathed by a twisting banderole, the right hand raised in an attitude of benediction
50in. (128.5cm.) high
The Joseph Brummer Collection, Sold Parke Bernet Galleries, New York, 20-25 April 1949, lot 575.
Des Moines Art Center, sold Sotheby's New York, 31 May 1990, lot 30.
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