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Statuette figure of a seated girl - Seated girl

Seated girl

  • Object:

    Statuette figure of a seated girl

  • Place of origin:

    Netherlands (north, made)

  • Date:

    first quarter of seventeenth century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Vries, Adriaen de (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lead

  • Museum number:

    A.2-1946

  • Gallery location:

    Cast Courts, Room 46, The Chitra Nirmal Sethia Gallery, case CA2, shelf 1

This statuette in lead represents a naked girl, her head inclined to the left and her left foot crossed over her right knee. Here right hand rests on her left foot and her left hand holds the arm of the rectangular seat. On acquisition the modern gilding of the figure was removed although slight traces remain.

Other similar examples are included in the Landesmuseum in Brunswick and at the Derby Museum and Art Gallery.

Physical description

Statuette, seated figure of a naked girl, her head inclined to the left and her left foot crossed over her right knee; her right hand rests on her left foot and her left hand holds the arms of the rectangular seat. The allegedly modern gilding of the figure was removed following the acquisition of the statuette by Messrs. Wildenstein; slight traces of gilding remain.

Place of Origin

Netherlands (north, made)

Date

first quarter of seventeenth century (made)

Artist/maker

Vries, Adriaen de (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Lead

Dimensions

Height: 42 cm, Width: 20 cm, Depth: 16 cm

Object history note

Given by M. Georges Wildenstein

Descriptive line

Lead dutch 17th cent a.de vries

Materials

Lead

Subjects depicted

Girl

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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