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Fig. 47 Juan de Mesa, Assumption, 1619, polychromed wood, Seville,.
parish church of La Magdalena.
By the end of his life Mesa had achieved a personal style, conceiving
the figure with maximum expressivity and vigour in the surface
modelling, and indicating drapery with great dynamism. Some
of the draperies in our sculpture form curves and counter-curves,
just as they do in documented works by Mesa such as Saint Joseph
Fig. 46 Juan de Mesa, Saint John the Baptist, before 1623, polychromed
wood, Bormujos, Santa María la Real.
Walking with the Infant Jesus in the parish church of Santa María
de las Nieves in the village of Fuentes de Andalucía, near Seville
produced 1615-1616 (see fig. 60); the Assumption in the parish church
of La Magdalena in Seville carved by Mesa in 1619 (fig. 47); the
Cristo de la Buena Muerte (1.76 m high) from the confraternity of the
Fig. 45 Juan de Mesa, Saint John the Baptist, 1623-1624, polychromed wood, Seville, Museo de Bellas Artes.
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Estudiantes de Sevilla, produced by the artist one year later (fig. 48);

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