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The Enthroned Virgin and Child


The Enthroned Virgin and Child

Cologne
Gothic, middle of the 14th Century, ca 1350

 

Walnut, carved in full round
H. 32,5 cm. W. 15 cm. D. 8 cm.


PROVENANE
Private collection, Aachen, Germany


CATALOGUE NOTE
We are grateful to Prof. Dr. U. Bergmann, TH Köln (University of Applied Sciences Cologne) & the Institut für Restaurierungs- und Konservierungswissenschaft, and Katarina Liebetrau MA, Liebetrau Restaurierung, Bonn, for their kind assistance with cataloguing this sculpture


EXPERTISE
With an Art Historic Report by Prof. Dr. U. Bergmann, dated 15 October 2020, locating and dating the sculpture in Cologne approximately 1350, after first hand inspection of the piece;
With Radiocarbon Dating Report by KIK/IRPA, Brussels, dated 26 October 2020, conducing that the wooden sample dates with 91.4% probability between 1220 and 1300 AD.


REFERANCE LITERATURE
Boccador , J. & Bresset, E. (1972). Statuaire Médiévale de Collection. Milan: Les Clefs du Temps, Vol. I, pp. 33-34;
Bergmann, U. (1989). Die Holzskulpturen des Mittelalters (1000-1400). Cologne: Schnütgen Museum, pp. 263-265, pp. 292-295 and pp. 316-318, nr. 62, 78 and 89;
Preising, D., Rief, M.& Villwock, U. (2003). 'Skulpturenkatalog des Suermondt-Ludwig-Museums. Bildwerke des Köln-Lütticher Raumes 1180 bis 1430'. In: Aachener Kunstblätter, Bd. 62, pp. 75-84, pp. 96-100, cat.nr. 12, cat.nr. 13 and cat.nr. 17;
Kunz, T. [red.] (2014). Bildwerke nördlich der Alpen 1050 bis 1380: Kritischer Bestandskatalog. Berlin: Michael Imhof, pp. 372-379, cat.nr. 89, ill. 89.1-4


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