This elegant late Gothic relief of Clothar II (d. 629), Merovingian king of the Franks, is part of a scene from a dismantled retable, still in the church of Recloses, in which he receives two gold saddles from the reknowned goldsmith Saint EIoi, or Eligius.
From the church of Recloses, near Fontainebleau; Church of Recolses, near Fontainebleau ; [ Jacques Seligmann, New York and Paris]; Philip Lydig, New York; Rita de Acosta Lydig (American, 1880–1929), New York (sold 1913); Lydig Collection sale, American Art Association, New York (April 4, 1913, no. 41); [ Jacques Seligmann, New York and Paris (1913)]; George and Florence Blumenthal, Paris and New York (in 1926-1941)
Illustrated Catalogue of the Rita Lydig Collection. New York: American Art Association, April 4, 1913. no. 63, ill.
Rubinstein-Bloch, Stella. Catalogue of the Collection of George and Florence Blumenthal, New York: Volume 2, Sculpture and Bronzes, Mediaeval and Renaissance. Paris: A. Lévy, 1926. pl. IX.
Artist: Attributed to Claus de Werve (Netherlandish, active in France, ca. 1380–1439, active Burgundy, 1396–ca. 1439)Date: ca. 1415–17Medium: Limestone with paint and gildingAccession: 33.23On view in:Gallery 305