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Sculpture of a Young Man, Around 1700

Sculpture of a Young Man
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Sculpture of a Young Man
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Origin
South-Germany
Period
Around 1700
Material
Polychromed and partially gilded wood
Reference
181-289
Height
94.00 cm / 37 in
Width
54.00 cm / 21 in
Length
78.00 cm / 31 in

Polychromed and partially Gilded Sculpture of a Young Man

Enviroment of:
Ignaz Günther (1725-1775) was the foremost German Rococo sculptor
Johann Joseph Christian (1706–1777), a German Baroque sculptor and woodcarver.


Bareheaded and dressed in a coat with elaborately collar and cuffs, breeches and flat shoes, he is identified as a young man of the people. The dark pinned backwards curls framing his face and his pastel-coloured dress reflect the fashion of the period.
The expressive and sensitive soft body language, on bended knee and gazing with rapture heavenwards give the impression of devotion and ecstasy, perhaps a touch of melancholy.