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Statuette - Virgin of the Assumption

Virgin of the Assumption

  • Object:

    Statuette

  • Place of origin:

    Venice (made)

  • Date:

    1700-1750 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Brustolon, Giovanni (sculptor)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Terracotta

  • Museum number:

    A.6-1954

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This statuette representing the Virgin of the Assumption, is signed by a sculptor called Giovanni Brustolon. The signature on the back seems to have been incised before firing, and though it refers to an otherwise unrecorded sculptor, there is a presumption that the indication of authorship is correct. The style of the figure is consistent with an origin in Venice or the Venetian terra ferma in the first half of the eighteenth century.

Physical description

The Virgin is represented in full-length kneeling on a cloud with arms crossed on he breast and her head gazing downwards to her right. Beneath her is a putto and two cherub heads. Beneath is a globe surrounded by clouds.

Place of Origin

Venice (made)

Date

1700-1750 (made)

Artist/maker

Brustolon, Giovanni (sculptor)

Materials and Techniques

Terracotta

Dimensions

Height: 44.1 cm

Object history note

Purchased in London (Frank Partridge & Sons Ltd., £132, in 1954.

Descriptive line

Statuette, terracotta, Virgin of the Assumption, signed Brustolon, Giovanni, Italian, first half of 18th century

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

Pope-Hennessy, John. Catalogue of Italian Sculpture in the Victoria and Albert Museum. Volume II: Text. Sixteenth to Twentieth Century. London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1964, p. 666, cat. no. 713

Materials

Terracotta

Subjects depicted

Putto; Cherub head

Categories

Christianity; Sculpture

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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