An important baroque angel, carved from several blocks of oak, indicating that the angel was part of a larger architectural work, such as a pulpit. The angel is depicting leaning, the right arm carved incomplete. In his left hand, he holds a bouquet of flowers and corn, symbolising spring. This sculpture reminds us of the work of the famous sculptor Michel Vervoort the Elder, who was responsable for the pulpit in the St. Rombaut cathedral in Mechelen.
Flemish (probably Mechelen or Antwerp). Early 18th century.
Provenance: from a private collection in Antwerp.
Dimensions: height 64cm (with stand) ; height (of the angel) 59cm
Sold as found with some missing parts and some repairs.