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Statuette - The Virgin and Child

The Virgin and Child

  • Object:

    Statuette

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    first half of the 16th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted and gilded walnut

  • Museum number:

    488-1895

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

The Virgin Mary, wearing a crown is shown carrying the Baby Jesus in her left arm, while in her right hand she holds a bunch of grapes, with which the Child is feeding a dove.

Physical description

Group of painted and gilt walnut: the Virgin wearing a crown, and bearing the Infant Saviour on her left arm; in her right hand she holds a bunch of graes, with which the Child is feeding a dove.

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

first half of the 16th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Painted and gilded walnut

Dimensions

Height: 16.875 in

Object history note

Bought for £5.

Descriptive line

Statuette, Virgin Mary and Child, gilt and painted walnut.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

List of Objects in the Art Division South Kensington Museum acquired during the Year 1895. Arranged according to the dates of acquisition, with appendix and indices. London: Her Majesty's Sationary Office. Wyman and Sons. 1897. pp.76

Materials

Walnut

Techniques

Gilt; Painted

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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