Articulated Virgin and Child, Italy 16th century
Delicate representation of the Virgin and Child in fruitwood.
The smooth and dynamic composition shows an ideal of beauty: a face with finely sculpted eyes, a long straight nose, well-defined lips.
The Child is worked as a painter’s mannequin would be.
Remains of gilding and polychromy
Northern Italy, Liguria, 16th century
Total height: 90cm