20th C, Statue of a Woman and Child, Terracotta

S/N:1891

  • £726
  • €850 Euro
  • $1,001 US Dollar

Belgium

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20th C, Statue of a Woman and Child, Terracotta

COLLECTIT! by SPECTANDUM
The mother with a sleeping baby in her lap is reminiscent of the representations of the Blessed Virgin with the Christ Child. This profane variant also seems to have a pious side to it. The mother brings her hands together as in a prayer. The sculptor opted for a simplification of the form and gave the woman a penetrating facial expression. The sculpture is signed with the initials ch.v.a. The terracotta statue is believed to date from the 1930s.

Dimensions: 

  • H: 36cm (14.17in)
  • W: 12cm (4.72in)
  • D: 17cm (6.69in)

Period: 

Second quarter 20th Century

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For COLLECTIT! by SPECTANDUM owner Guy Kuypers, the history of his collecting began at the Porte de Clignancourt in Paris with a Napoleon III case filled with Exotic Birds. The colorful birds piqued my imagination and became the beginning of a passion for Natural History, Ethnography, European Works of Art, Antiquities and Curiosities that drive me on all continents, looking for fascinating and rare objects. Whether they are natural or man-made, all have an interesting story to tell.

So, it is finally in this spirit that the collection, which encompasses Natural History, Tribal Art, Paintings, Sculptures and Curiosities from many cultures and periods in history finds its rationale and its roots.

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