The delicate features of this adolescent boy, together with material evidence in his clothes and jewelry are many witnesses of his noble – most probably even royal - origin.
The extremely talented sculptor has immortalized this beautiful youngster on the balancing point between child and young man: he has the innocence of the child as well as the self-assured expression of a wealthy adolescent. His long ondulating hair (symbol of wealth) is held together by a crown adorned with a large lozenge-shaped jewel in front. The face is soft and gentle but his eyes, upright chin and general attitude ooze determination and indicate that he is conscious of his worldly power and responsibilities of his status. His shirt and doublet are tied together with laces (as was the fashion in the 15th century) instead of buttons and his houppelande is held together with another sumptuous lozenge-shaped precious stone. The attention that is given to the different layers of clothing and jewelry reflect the extravagant - almost dandyesque – style of the Burgundian court in the 15th century.
All these elements as well as the attention of the sculptor for the psychology and personality of his subject indicate the transition between Gothic and Renaissance period.
Remains of original dark green and yellowish polychromy. Weathering consistent with the age, slight damage to the nose and under the lower lip. Good general condition. The limestone might indicate that it has been sculpted in the North of France (Normandy?) rather than in Burgundy itself.
The stand is atypical: an art deco stand in black and brown stone. Part of the stand was damaged at a certain time and the brown stone replaced by wood. The stand can be changed but somehow it works as it showcases fleeting times and changing tastes.
Dimensions (without stand): 21,5x16,5x11cm
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