Group five (5) assorted polychrome painted busts of saints. 1st-2nd items: Associated male and female saint pair with pale cream skin tone and gilt colored hair, female figure with carved fitted walnut base. Male – 14" H, female – 14 1/4" H plus 2 7/8" H base. 3rd item: Terracotta and polychrome painted bust of female saint with brown hair and head tilted to one side, pearls strung across head (possibly replaced), four mounting holes in chest and back area, mounted to cherry wood stand. Bust – 10 1/2" H, overall – 12 1/2" H. 4th item: Carved wood and polychrome painted male saint head with tears falling from eyes, mouth partially open and head slightly tilted, mounted to square wood base. Head – 7" H, base – 3 7/8" H. 5th item: Carved wooden bust of bearded saint with partial white and red wash highlights. Bust – 9 1/4" H, stand – 7" H. All Continental, late 19th/early 20th century. Provenance: The Estates of Olen Bryant and late Vanderbilt University art professor Thomas Brumbaugh, Clarksville/Cottontown, Tennessee. CONDITION: All with some surface grime and paint loss. 1st & 2nd items: Cracks in both shoulder areas. 4th item: Losses to base of neck. Hairline crack across front hairline.
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