Saint - Styles and Influences
England; 13th c
Gothic sculpture in England was in general more restrained in its expression than the sculpture on the Continent and reached its peak in the 13th c. in the calm dignity of elongated human figures. The lengthened proportions, narrowness of shoulders and especially the elongated oval head of the saint are characteristics which suggest an English provenance. The continuity of the Anglo-Saxon tradition in the West of England was the basis for an independent development of sculpture in the 13th c. and this sculpture probably dates from then.