- Hl. Barbara

auction 928, Lot 47

THE RUDOLF NEUMEISTER COLLECTION - HIGHLIGHTS on 22 October 2019

 

Hl. Barbara

estimate:
€ 20.000 to € 25.000

Differenzbesteuerung    

result:
€ 63.500 (incl. 27 % buyer's commission)



description:
Saint Barbara
Lower Rhine/Southern Netherlands, circa 1480/90

Standing contrapposto on a polygonal base, standing beside her tower, holding an open book in both hands. Clothed in heavily draped robes. Oak (?), carved in full round. Old polychrome painting, scuffed. Height 56 cm. A sculpture of outstanding quality concerning composition as well as detailed individual elements such as strands of hair, drapery and architectural details. Expertise by Dr. Alfred Schädler (not dated) with reference to comparable pieces from Cologne and Utrecht such as the Madonna "in der Mantelfülle" (Utrecht, circa 1470/80) in the Schnütgen-Museum Cologne, reproduced in Legner, Anton, Spätgotische Skulpturen im Schnütgen-Museum. Cologne 1970, illustration p. 25.