Maiden of Lille - Item #409
Patina Options and Material Information
Each and every piece is custom finished. A slight variation in color from order to order is to be expected.
Most reproductions are hand-cast in Gypsum reinforced with polymer, glass fiber, burlap and/or metal rods for extra strength.
Here are examples of patina options:
19 Inches High x 10 Inches Wide x 8 Inches Deep
Once attributed to Raphael, the piece's origin is now unclear. The consensus among art historians today is that it was sculpted in the 17th or 18th centuries. In the past, however, two other Renaissance artists were considered as being the creator: sculptor Domenico del Barbiere and wax sculptor Orsino Benintendi. According to the website of the Palais des Beaux-Arts, it has also been suggested that the face was an impression taken of a dead woman found in Rome in 1485. The original is made of wax and terracotta and is polychromed.
Museum: Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille, Lille, France
1911 Catalog ID # - 5158