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Statuette

Statuette

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1850-1900 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carved walnut formerly polychromed

  • Museum number:

    123-1901

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

The small flecks in the wood, which are distinctive of walnut can be seen; there are also faint traces of painted colour. This group imitates sculpture of the fifteenth century, but is probably a nineteenth century fake.

Physical description

Group of the Virgin and Child, carved walnut, with slight traces of colour. The child, holding an open book, is supported on the left arm of the Virgin, who bore in her right hand a lily (now missing). The whole rests on a rectangular moulded pedestal.

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

ca. 1850-1900 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Carved walnut formerly polychromed

Dimensions

Height: 17.25 in

Descriptive line

Carved walnut, statuette of the Virgin and Child, France, late 19th century

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

List of Works of Art acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum during the Year 1901 arranged according to the Dates of Acquisition. London: Her Majesty's Stationary Office. Wyman and Sons. 1904. pp.23

Materials

Walnut

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

Books

Categories

Sculpture; Religion; Christianity

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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