Wood carving of St Francis of Assisi, Spanish/Spanish Colonial, Late 1 - Kate Thurlow | Gallery Forty One

Wood carving of St Francis of Assisi, Spanish/Spanish Colonial, Late 18th Century

£520.00






A hardwood carving of a young St Francis of Assisi,  his head decorated with the original polychrome on gesso, his hair tonsured and a small hole on the scalp indicating there was once a metal halo, his robe falling in folds, with finely detailed sash and cowl, decorated with a speckled lacquer over dark brown bole.  Spain or Spanish colonies, second half of the eighteenth century.

CONDITION: Some small losses and chips commensurate with age. Hands lacking.  The wood is very dense and hard, with no grain showing.

HEIGHT: 10 in. (25 cm)
DIAMETER OF BASE: 5 1/4 in. (13 cm)
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