Exceptional polychromed oak sculpture of Eve, seductively looking at us while holding a red coloured apple and simply wearing a blue coloured hat. She is the epitome of the female Renaissance ideal as depicted by Dürer or Cranach. Marvellous almond-shaped eyes and free-spirited attitude. A real beauty. Southern Germany ca. 1510-1530. Height: 50 cm.
Wear to the paint but overall excellent condition.
This marvellous sculpture has 50 years of documented provenance:
Collection of Jan Vlug (1917 - 1999 ), Dutch (residing in Brussels) eclectic collector, decorator and furniture designer. Published in an article with picture of this sculpture in the Vlug collection in ‘Connaissance des Arts’ n° 247, September 1972, p. 62.
Thence after the death of Jean Vlug, acquired from his widow by Galerie J. Kugel, Paris. Original certificate from Galerie J. Kugel accompanies this sculpture.
Thence acquired in by Calixte Veulemans (former owner of ‘Aux Armes de Bruxelles’, Brussels, Knokke). Published with interview and picture of this sculpture in ‘Sabato’ magazine from Financial Newspaper ‘De Tijd’, (L’Écho de la Bourse’) June 22nd , 2019 on the occasion of the sale of his collection in Millon auction house with an estimate of 14.000 -18.000 euro.
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10 000 €
14 000 €