BUST OF A MEDIEVAL LADY, G. van Vaerenberg, bronze, alabaster, marble, late 19th - early 20th century

Bust of a medieval lady.

Belgium, late 19th - early 20th century

Gustave van Vaerenbergh (1873-1927) - Belgian sculptor, creating heads in the Art Nouveau style, especially known for busts of women and children.


Bronze, alabaster, marble.

Dim. 46 x 28 x 16 cm.

Good condition.

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6 200 zł tax incl.

A bust of a beautiful young girl in an outfit referring to medieval fashion. The outfit covers the entire upper body and flows smoothly into a veil that wraps around the neck and head. The girl's head is crowned with a small tiara with a French lily motif. The modesty of the outfit corresponds to the expression on the woman's face - seriousness and downcast eyesight. Such an image of the figure supports the hypothesis that the bust depicts Joan of Arc. The conservative image of the heroine contrasts strongly with the decorative character of the figure. The sculpture presents a masterly design and color combination of three materials. The white of alabaster goes perfectly with the golden color of brown.