late c19th italian carved alabaster bust study on pedestal of the sorrowing virgin

Late C19th Italian carved alabaster bust study on pedestal of "The Sorrowing Virgin"



Item Ref

MLSR 156


Late C19th Italian carved alabaster bust study on pedestal of "The Sorrowing Virgin". Well-carved depiction of Mary lamenting the suffering and mourning the death of Christ . Depicted in a cloaked pose with star-edge decoration to the shawl , the sorrowful Virgin clasps the garment to her breast. Mounted by a steel pin upon its original carved alabaster pedestal of tapering spiral-carved / wrythen form , with lobed and carved-leaf detail onto octagonal base. The alabaster of a creamy white aged hue. The bust with minor chips to rear of socle base ,and an old repair to edge of head scarf/shawl. The sectional base / pedestal with minor old chips and repairs . The sections of the pedestal are connected on a central steel rod which has become loose and needs tightening to secure. A powerfully observed study which conveys strong sentiment and emotion. Repairs and stabilising of base ,included in price.
H (whole)67"
H (bust)24"
W (shoulders)18"
Dia (of base of pedestal)13"
Italy, probably Florence c. 1875
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Internal Ref: MLSR 156

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