Regally enthroned and crowned as Queen of Heaven, the Virgin Mary wears contemporary clothing of the noble classes. Her mantle simulates brocade with a fur lining and gilded patterned borders, and her belt is placed high on the bodice following the fashion of the time. The sculpture may have been displayed in a castle chapel, a parish church, or a hospital.
From the Church of Saint-Chéron, Eastern Champagne, Marine; Church of Saint-Chéron, Champagne, Marine(until 1883); Charles (?) Lemaire, Paris (sold 1938); [ Brummer Gallery, Paris and New York (1938–sold 1939)]
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