Large polychrome statue of St Mathieu Evangelist by Auguste Nayel, faiencerie Graindorge
Large 19th century polychrome statue by the Breton sculptor, Auguste Nayel (1845-1909).
The subject is Saint Matthew, one of four evangelists made by the Graindorge faiencerie Dinan, Brittany. Saint Marc is also for sale.
The evangelist is depicted in medieval style, with flowing robes and a kneeling angel at his feet.
From around 1895.
Exceedingly rare, beautiful piece.
Height : 15 inches / 38 cm
Condition : Excellent. No cracks or restoration, minimal signs of wear.