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  • Place of origin:

    Spain (made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    painted wood

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This statuette representing the Virgin and Child was probably made in the 19th century Spain.

Physical description

Statuette in wood, the Virgin and Child. The Virgin is seated supporting the Child, who holds a book in his lefthand, on her left knee. The robes are bright red and blue with remains of gilding and polychrome decoration. The right hands of both the Virgin and Child are broken away; a hole pierced in the front of the Virgin's head suggests that there was originally a metal crown.

Place of Origin

Spain (made)


19th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

painted wood


Height: 59 cm, Width: 19 cm

Descriptive line

Statuette, Virgin and Child; Wood painted and gilded Spanish 19th century

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

Cf. Weise, George von. Spanische Plastik aus sieben Jahrhunderten. Vol. I. 1925. pls. 4-7, 92. pp. 13, 40.
Cf. Porter, A. K. Spainsh Romanesque Sculpture. Paris, 1928. Vol. 1. pl. 47, Vol. 2. p. 20. pl. 76.
Cf. Sivera, José Sanchis. La Escultura Valenciana en la Edad Media. Archivo de Arte Valencianovol. 10, 1924. pp. 3 seq.
Cf. Subias Galter, J. El Arte Popular en Espana. Barcelona, 1948. pls. 438-439, 441.
Cf. Cook, W. W. S., Ricart, J, G. Ars Hispaniae, 6. Pintura e imaginería románicas. Madrid, 1950. pp. 294 seq.
L'Oeil. No. 4. 15 April, 1955. pp. 33 seq.




Carving; Painting

Subjects depicted



Sculpture; Christianity


Sculpture Collection

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