IMMACULATE CONCEPTION. POLYCHROMED AND GILT WOOD, GLASS, METAL. AFTER MODELS BY FERNÁNDEZ, GREGORIO (SPAIN, 1576-1636). 17TH CENTURY.

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Immaculate Carved wood, gilded and polychrome, silver. According to models by FERNÁNDEZ, Gregorio (Sarriá, Lugo, 1576-Valladolid, 1636). XVII century.
Sculpture with a round shape made of carved and polychrome wood, with some gilded details, raised on a pedestal of the same material. The latter has a rectangular base, slightly raised by small legs and in which several decorative elements have been placed (spherical shapes in the corners, cut diamonds in the center of the fronts and some protruding shapes that almost remind of double axes inlaid paired emerging from the four sides) and another smaller rectangular pedestal with two moldings flanking the front (area decorated with another diamond or carved diamond). The stature rises on a spherical cloud from which emerges a growing mole with the peaks facing up, standing up and facing forward; the tip of a shoe appears under the edges of the tunic decorated with flowers and lace in polychrome, and the mantle covers the figure (including the arms, with the palms joined in front of the chest) until reaching the peaks of the moon (which they remain outside the mantle), forming folds both in front and in the back (area in which a larger game is created towards the center of the back), in blue tone and with a band on the edge of polychromy and gold with heads of angels and plant motifs; The long, wavy hair falls in strands on the sides of the front, shoulders and back. The head has a real crown (silver in its color) with broad bands on the closure, surrounded by a glow or circular design burst, consisting of a smooth band with circles in relief to the front and, to the outside, a decoration of rays grouped into five staggered (the central the highest) alternated with another wavy beam and ending in a point, and a cross in the center located on an orb or sphere, which is on top of the plant and two "ces" facing each other.
Gregorio Fernández arrived in Valladolid in 1605, forming with Francisco Rincón. Leaving aside the processional steps and other works of great importance, he created an Immaculate model of great fortune in the Baroque Castilian school (which influences other centers, as shown by works such as some by Alonso de Mena from Granada) with the Virgin with a cloak rigid which forms two prominent folds on the sides of the image and presents the demon in the form of a dragon or a body of angels at his feet, with the moon. Examples of the master's hand are preserved (convent of Franciscanas Descalzas de Monforte de Lemos in Lugo, Convent of the Convent of Carmen del Valladolid church - dated in 1623-, Museo Diocesano de Zamora - carved for the Convent of Franciscan Concepcionistas de Zamora in 1630-, Astorga Cathedral -1627-, etc.), and would also be a much-requested example to followers of Fernández (Inmaculada by Andrés Solanes for the Chapel of the Conception of the Mercedarios Descalzos Convent of Valladolid, Immaculate of Gregorio's workshop Fernández of the National Museum of Sculpture of Valladolid, etc.) as sculptors who were not so directly and other artists from more popular centers (eighteenth-century carving of the Church of San Pedro de Verbios de Palencia)."


· Size: 37x31x104 cms

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