Lot 73: Saint Apollonia. Carved gilt and polychrome wooden sculpture. 17th centur
October 27, 2016
Barcelona, SpainLive Auction
Description: Saint Apollonia. Carved gilt and polychrome wooden sculpture. 17th century. This carving is of undoubted sculptural quality and could have its origin close to the work of Gregorio Fernández. The sculptor treats the clothing, with its endless marvellous folds which appear to be moving and lose their wooden nature, the saint´s sweet face with fine features and the magnificent polychrome which covers the cloak and dress of the Virgin Mary, decorated with interlaced angels and wreaths with outstanding mastery. Height without plinth: 48 cm. Height with plinth: 61 cm.