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Statuette - A forester

A forester

  • Object:

    Statuette

  • Place of origin:

    Belgium (made)

  • Date:

    17th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Faydherbe, Lucas, born 1617 - died 1697 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Limewood, stained. The hod and base of chestnut (not original); horn of silver

  • Museum number:

    127-1879

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This statuette in stained limewood represents a forester carrying a wooden vessel on his back and a staff in his right hand and a silver horn with a chain suspended at his side. The statuette is the work of Lucas Faydherbe of Mechlin (1617-1697) and dates from the seventeenth century.

Physical description

A forester carrying a wooden vessel at his back and a staff in his right hand; a silver horn with chain suspended at this side.

Place of Origin

Belgium (made)

Date

17th century (made)

Artist/maker

Faydherbe, Lucas, born 1617 - died 1697 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Limewood, stained. The hod and base of chestnut (not original); horn of silver

Dimensions

Height: 27.6 cm

Object history note

Bought in 1879.
There is a similar statuette at Waddesdon Manor of pearwood, with a silver hat, a silver hod and a circular base with a silver mount.

Descriptive line

Statuette, boxwood, a forester, by Lucas Faydherbe of Mechlin, Belgium, 17th century

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

List of Objects in the Art Division, South Kensington Museum acquired in the Year 1879. London, 1880, p. 12

Materials

Limewood; Silver; Chestnut

Categories

Coins & Medals

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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