The Virgin and Child
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Medieval & Renaissance, Room 9, The Dorothy and Michael Hintze Gallery, case 4
This statue was probably an individual image to which prayers could be addressed. This is one of a group of figures of the Virgin and Child produced over a wide area of Northern Europe. The sweet, intimate quality is typical of an international taste in gothic sculpture at the end of the 1300s.
Statue of the Virgin and Child
Place of Origin
Materials and Techniques
Height: 71.3 cm, Width: 26 cm, Depth: 16.5 cm
Object history note
Bought under the bequest of Captain H.B Murray.
Historical context note
There is a similar figure in the Rijksmuseum at Amsterdam.
Statue, Virgin and Child, marble with traces of paint and gilding.
Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)
Williamson, Paul and Evelyn, P. Northern Gothic Sculpture 1200-1450. London, 1988. pp.170, 173
Northern France or southern Netherlands