This sculpture was probably meant to be seen against a pier or in a niche behind an altar in a French parish church. The massiveness of the figure and the heavy, deep folds of drapery derive from the stylistic innovations of two earlier sculptors working in Burgundy: Claus Sluter (ca. 1345-1405/6) and Claux de Werve (1380-1439).
Edward G. Sparrow(until 1950)
Rorimer, James J. "Late Medieval Sculpture from the Byways of Burgundy." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, n.s., 9, no. 7 (March 1951). p. 183, ill. pp. 188, 189.