A Fine Arts and Crafts Boxwood carving of Judith with the head of Holofernes

A Fine Arts and Crafts Boxwood carving of Judith with the head of Holofernes

1800 to 1900 England

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A Fine Arts and Crafts Boxwood carving of Judith with the head of Holofernes
inscribed to reverse ‘Allesa Algardi’
English circa 1890

Size : 25.5 cm high, 7 cm wide, 5.5 cm deep – 10 ins high, 2¾ ins wide, 2¼ ins deep
Provenance : A printed yellow label to base 'Pinto collection 65'
The Arts and Crafts movement took its name from the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society founded in London in 1887. Unlike any other artistic movement that had gone before, it sought a great improvement in the arts through the adoption of a new democratic ethic towards living and working.
The Pinto collection is now housed in the Birmingham City Museum and Art Gallery. It is primarily a collection of Folk Art and Treen. This figure, finely carved in the Renaissance style of Allessandro Algardi ( 1598 - 1654 ) would not have been retained as it does not conform to the concept of 'folk art'.

Dimensions
Height 22.50 cm (8.86 inches)
Width 7.00 cm (2.76 inches)
Depth 5.50 cm (2.17 inches)
Medium
boxwood
Signed/Inscribed
inscribed to reverse 'Allesa Algardi'
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