Portrait of a Nobleman by Unknown Artist

Figure dressed in Court robes and the hat and eyes are inlaid with crystal painted on the inside to add vivid realism.

Details

Medium:
Lacquered wood
Dimensions:
23 cm
Art Fund grant:
£2,000 ( Total: £4,000)
Acquired in:
1967
Vendor:
Ralph Nash

Kamakura period wood carving. Such portraits at this time were perhaps distributed for the edification of feudal dependants.

Provenance

Ralph Nash

Venue details

V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum) Cromwell Road, London London SW7 2RL 020 7942 2000 www.vam.ac.uk

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