Romayne Panel of a Lady

Franco-Flemish, c.1550

Oak. We don't often find Romaynes as good as this: the lady is facing us (rare) and she is deeply carved, almost in the round (also rare). Her face is realistic, and look how cute (and realistic) the putto is! Above her is a curly sea monster, and the whole panel is an excellent product of the northern European renaissance. Repair to l.r. corner, minor losses, other good, unrestored condition.

13" x 8-1/2".

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