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Gerhaert von Leiden: Medieval Standing Virgin and Child Sculpture

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Gerhaert von Leiden: Medieval Standing Virgin and Child Sculpture is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 3.
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Nikolaus Gerhaert von Leiden (North Netherlandish, active in Strasbourg, 1460–73) was the finest and most influential sculptor in the third quarter of the fifteenth century, a pivotal period in the development of late Gothic sculpture in northern Europe. This Standing Virgin and Child (ca. 1470) in the Museum's collection is especially notable for its sense of drama, monumentality, and elegance. The rhythm and balance of the drapery folds are counterpoised by the linear details and textural contrasts; naturalistic elements include the delicate manner in which the Virgin holds the child’s chubby flesh. The statuette, which continues a long tradition of devotional works in boxwood, may have been commissioned by a member of the Viennese court. Our sculpture in hand-patinated bonded bronze is based on this splendid fifteenth-century original.

Nikolaus Gerhaert von Leiden (North Netherlandish, active in Strasbourg, 1460–73) was the finest and most influential sculptor in the third quarter of the fifteenth century, a pivotal period in the development of late Gothic sculpture in northern Europe. This Standing Virgin and Child (ca. 1470) in the Museum's collection is especially notable for its sense of drama, monumentality, and elegance. The rhythm and balance of the drapery folds are counterpoised by the linear details and textural contrasts; naturalistic elements include the delicate manner in which the Virgin holds the child’s chubby flesh. The statuette, which continues a long tradition of devotional works in boxwood, may have been commissioned by a member of the Viennese court. Our sculpture in hand-patinated bonded bronze...See More

Details
  • Bonded bronze
  • Hand patinated
  • 15 3/4''H x 6''W x 3 1/2''D including base
  • Gift wrap not available
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb Detail This bronze-resin reproduction is stunning in its perfect reproduction of the original sculpture, a 15th-century masterpiece carved in boxwood by Nikolaus Gerhaert. It has the look, the feel, the weight, and even the imperfections of the wood itself perfectly re-created for enjoyment.
Date published: 2016-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from medieval standing virgin and child I saw the original statue this past October and fell in love with it.  I like how Mary is pictured as a young women.  To my surprise my husband bought it for me for Christmas this year.  I am absolutely thrilled.  Best present ever. 
Date published: 2013-12-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lovely piece Quite beautiful. A little top heavy - place where it won't fall over.
Date published: 2018-01-22
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