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  • Catalogue Essay

    The Neoclassical bust, St. Francis of Adelaide, was influenced by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingre’s stained glass window, St. Francis of Ad- elaide in Paris at The Chapel of Saint Ferdinand. The strong, proud, athletic young man is dressed in street attire and holding a symbolic book and scep- ter. He appears as a learned monarch. His soul searching contemplative eyes have the feeling of Cezanne’s “Still Life with Skull” or Rogier van der Weyden “Portrait of a Man Holding a Book.” The composition is familiar but the influences are beyond easy recognition. The philosopher appears as a hero in pursuit of revealing the universal truth in the 21st Century.


St. Francis of Adelaide

Cast marble dust and resin multiple.
11 1/4 x 8 x 5 1/2 in. (28.6 x 20.3 x 14 cm)
Signed, dated and numbered 64/250 in black ink on the underside, published by Cerealart Multiples, Philadelphia.

$10,000 - 15,000 

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