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Statuette - St. Anthony

St. Anthony

  • Object:

    Statuette

  • Place of origin:

    Flemish (made)

  • Date:

    early 18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Terracotta

  • Museum number:

    A.44-1983

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

The fresh modelling of this terracotta suggests the piece is a working sketch. It is said to be possibly a study by Artus Quellinus the Younger at the Cathedral of our Lady, Antwerp. Terracotta in the Van Herck Collection (see: D. Allard).

Physical description

St Anthony stands, his right leg slightly bent, holding the Christchild on his left arm.

Place of Origin

Flemish (made)

Date

early 18th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Terracotta

Dimensions

Height: 35 cm

Object history note

Bought at Christies Manson & Woods, 13 April 1983, Lot 57, by Rosewood Investments on behalf of the Museum for £819 (Deptmental Grant).

Historical context note

The fresh modelling suggests the piece is a working sketch. It is said to be possibly a study by Artus Quellinus the Younger at the Cathedral of our Lady, Antwerp. Terracotta in the Van Herck Collection.

Descriptive line

Statuette, sketch model, terracotta, St Anthony of Padua, Flemish, early 18th century

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

Baker, Malcolm, "Roubilac's models and 18th century English sculptors' working practices", in: Entwurf und Ausführung in der Europäischen Barockplastik, Munich, 1986, p. 70, note 43
Allard, D., et al., 17th and 18th Century Terracottas. The Van Herck Collection, Antwerp, n.d. [1999], pp. 62-63

Categories

Christianity; Religion; Sculpture

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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