English - Ecclesiastical Figure, 17th century

English

Ecclesiastical Figure, 17th century

Walnut, 138.4 cm (54 1/2 in.) height

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Object details

Accession number

S19e45.2

Provenance

Purchased by Isabella Stewart Gardner (with a second ecclesiastical figure, museum no. S19e45.1) from the antiquarian Karl Freund, New York for a total of $185 on 2 May 1912.

Bibliography

Gilbert Wendel Longstreet and Morris Carter. General Catalogue (Boston, 1935), p. 170. (as ecclesiastical figure; perhaps Scandinavian, 17th century)
Cornelius C. Vermeule III et al. Sculpture in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston, 1977), p. 178, no. 258. (as ecclesiastical figure (?); as English, 17th century?)


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Commentary

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