A portrait bust

This sculpture was modelled in red clay (terracotta) and then baked in the oven. Afterwards it was coated with brown colour wax. Judging by the elaboration, the sculptor has been a gifted modeller. This informal (no wig) character portrait can be placed in the French-Flemish tradition. Dating on the basis of hairstyle and clothing: 4th quarter 18th century. Dim. including pedestal: H 37, W 19, D 13 cm.