Abguss eines Gothischen Kapitells, Frankreich, 19. Jh.


The gothic revival capitel is decorated with foliate, typical for the gothic style. The fashion of plaster casting reached the height of its popularity in the mid to late 19th century. At that time museums acquired reproductions of important monuments and works of art to complement their collections. Many collections were destroyed or broken up during the first half of the 20th century, when the value of casts was questioned and they were seen as inferior substitutes for original works. The plaster cast is part of an acquired small collection of pieces partly stamped as being from Musée de la sculpture comparée, which was housed in the Palais du Trocadéro, Paris, from 1882 to 1937.


PERIOD: Gothic Revival, circa 1912
PLACE OF ORIGIN: France
MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES: plaster cast
CONDITION: Fair. Sound condition. Wear consistent with age and use
HEIGHT: 15.75 in. (40 cm)
WIDTH:  14.96 in. (38 cm)
DEPTH:  5.91 in. (15 cm)
Price Upon Request