Important octagonal plaque in bronze patinated... - Lot 92 - Pierre Bergé & Associés

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Important octagonal plaque in bronze patinated... - Lot 92 - Pierre Bergé & Associés
Important octagonal plaque in bronze patinated in strong relief representing the Sermon on the Adulterer Woman (Jn 8:1-11). Against a background of colonnade, are depicted more than a dozen Pharisees surrounding the sinner who stands on the left, Christ crouching in the foreground inscribing with his index finger on the ground in the dust these simple words: WHO SINES PECCAT[O EST] VESTRUM, PRIMUS IN ILL[A]M LAPIDEM JACTAT (that he who has never sinned throws the first stone at him). Very good quality of execution. Surrounding Jacques Sarrazin (1592-1660), mid-17th century Height: 96 cm - Width: 88 cm Frame in moulded, blackened and gilded wood. (crack at the right edge with old consolidation) Origin: Former Pierre Bergé Collection. Jacques Sarrazin is a French sculptor who trained in Rome from 1610 to 1627 and frequented artists such as the Dominiquin or François Duquesnoy. He worked both marble and wood for major civil and religious architectural projects such as the Hôtel d'Hesselin or the Saint-Nicolas-des- Champs church; he is also familiar with terracotta and the modelli he made served as a support for the training of his students Buyster, Van Obstal, Gilles Guérin and Lestocart. He is one of the co-founders of the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture through which the Marsy brothers, Le Gelding and Le Gros passed, to name only the greatest. He also touches on bronze, an area in which he is particularly talented. With the help of the Perlan foundryman, he thus executed the bronzes of the Monument of the Heart of Henry II, Prince of Condé in 1648, which are now preserved in Chantilly. He was called upon to decorate many religious buildings and it could very well be that he or one of his students was the author of this beautiful plaque as the style is very similar in his way. However, the sermon of the adulterous Woman remains little represented in sculpture; it was only later integrated into the fourth Gospel, tha
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