Virgin and Child Statuette - Styles and Influences
Virgin and Child Statuette
Eastern France; end 14th c.
The finely portrayed and slender figure of the Virgin, her round face (in about the 14th c. the oval face was rounder and the face became less expressive) and the draping of her clothes are in the mannerist style of the 2nd half of the 14th c. and suggest dating the statuette to the last quarter, while the characteristics of the face suggest eastern France. It is urban in type and very like the statuette in the Indianapolis Museum of Art.