A BRONZE FIGURE OF EVE, POSSIBLY 16TH CENTURY GERMAN, CIRCLE OF LOY HERING (1485-1554)
the standing figure looking at a serpent in her left hand, holding an apple in her right, her right foot raised on a conch shell, over an integral circular base, dark brown patination, raised on a later Rouge marble cylindrical base plinth,
the bronze 40.5cm high, 52cm high overall
This bronze figure of Eve shares stylistic similarities with a bronze of Eve previously in the collection of Leon Bagrit that Yvonne Hackenbroch had attributed to Loy Hering and catalogued as Augsburg circa 1525. (See Sotheby’s, London, 8 December 2006, lot 250, Yvonne Hackenbroch, ‘Bronzes in the collection of Mr. Leon Bagrit’, Connoisseur, May 1959, p.217, figs.7-8).