Sell Through Rate: 100%
Artwork: Saint Mary - Circle Of Master Of Seeon (Active In Muhldorf 1425-1445)
Size: height (with pedestal) 45.5 cm
Medium: Hardwood, full-round and hollowed out. Hardwood, full-round and hollowed out. Original polychrome frame, minor damage. Profiled oval base added later.
Creation year: 1450
Category: Sculptures And Ceramics
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Provenance: German private collection
Event: Fine Art and Antiques
Lot Number: 91
Low Estimate: $16820 [+99%]
High Estimate: $22426 [+50%]
Hammer Price: $33639
Sold For: $42722
Notes: Created circa 1450; Two-dimensional, delicately designed physiognomy of restrained, cheerful expression. Regarding the type of head, compare the Madonna of the Master of Seeon in Taufkirchen (History Centre and Museum Mühldorf a. Inn) or a female saint in the Bavarian National Museum (Inv.-No. MA 4233) from the masters workshop production. It is possible that this sculpture served as a model for a silver reliquary bust: the silver bust-reliquary of St. Zeno from Isen, which was made in Salzburg after 1451, can be traced back to a wooden model by the Master of Seeon. Cf. the current exhibition of the Bavarian National Museum in Munich 'Silberkopf. Die Büste des heiligen Zeno aus Isen' with accompanying publication, in particular Weniger, Matthias, Die Zeno-Büste und der Meister von Seeon, in: Silberkopf. The Bust of St. Zeno from Isen, edited by Frank Matthias Kammel. Munich 2020, pp. 53-65.