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"


| $2,929 USD | €2,493 EUR

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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