Jean del Cour, circle of - An alabaster figure of John the Baptist, circle of Jean del Cour
Jean del Cour, circle of
An alabaster figure of John the Baptist, circle of Jean del Cour
Carved in the round and partially freestanding, the reverse only loosely worked.. A figure of the saint designed for a frontal viewpoint, depicting him standing in a lively contrapposto on a round grassy knoll base holding his attribute, the Lamb of God, in his left arm. The fine quality of the carving is especially apparent in the detailed observation of the fur robe and in the drapery of the saint's voluminous cloak.
The lamb's feet and the tip of the robe on the saint's back lost. Wear with losses to the hems of the garments and the plinth. Mounted on a wooden base. Height 60 cm (without base)..
From an Italian collection.