Monday, July 6, 2009

Virgins [Mary only]

I don't come across many lovely Virgins anymore, especially ones that I must have!
The first two featured below I had found in Paris years ago and have been held in thrall ever since by such exquisite delicacy of details...

Does her face not emit the sweetest expression of love?

"N.D. DES VICTOIRES" engraved on the front of the base

Virgin and Child*
c. late 19th century
[13 cm high/ 3.5 x 5.5. cm base]


*This tiny crowned Virgin and Child is based on the statue above the east transept altar in the 17th century Notre-Dame-des-Victoires church built by Louis XIII in Paris [2eme Arr.]


Gold Virgin
c. late 19th century
gilt metal
[21.5 cm high/ 6 x 6 cm base]



Praying Virgin
c. pre-1950's
paint on plaster
[17 cm high/ 4 x 4 cm base]


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