A sculpture of Saint John the Evangelist carved in fruitwood with remains of the original polychrome paint and gilding. The wood has been covered with linnen to stabilize the polychrome paint. The Saint is depicted standing, barefooted, holding a Bible with typical binding and clasps. His right hand is place in an unusual position onto his chest. His hair with long curls, which are typical for this period.
This sculpture was assessed during an episode of "Tussen Kunst & Kitsch" - the dutch equivalent of the Antiques Road Show - by the expert Mr. Jan Beekhuizen for a value of 7500 euros in 2013 (see last image).
Link to the episode : https://www.npostart.nl/tussen-kunst-kitsch/06-03-2013/AVRO_1572585 (starting at 7' 12")
Southern Germany. 16th century.
Dimensions: H 51cm ; W (base) 16cm ; D (base) 12.5cm
Private collection of the Reverend Goris (Eindhoven, NL) from 2012 until November 2020.
5 400 €
4 200 €