ROESEN, Hendrik
(active 1500-1525 in Leuven)

Holy Bishop

c. 1500
Walnut, with original polychrome, height 98 cm
Private collection

This sculpture depicts a saint standing on a low octagonal base. His left foot is visible. His head is leaning to the right. The saint is depicted beardless, with striking facial characteristics. He wears a high 'mitra pretiosa' in gold, with red lappets running down over his back. The bishop wears affluent Episcopal vestments.

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