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Statuette - Saint Anne Teaching the Virgin to Read

Saint Anne Teaching the Virgin to Read

  • Object:

    Statuette

  • Place of origin:

    Rome (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1650 - ca. 1700 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Sketch-model in terracotta

  • Museum number:

    A.63-1951

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This is sketch-model, which is apparently Roman and seems to date from the end of the 17th or the beginning of the 18th century. It is probably a model for a larger marble group.
The group, which is modelled in one with its architectural plinth, shows St. Anne seated, pointing with her right hand to the pages of an open volume which she supports with her left hand on her left knee. She gazes down towards the Virgin, who stands with hands clasped to her right. Hollowed out at the back.

Physical description

The group, which is modelled in one with its architectural plinth, shows St. Anne seated, pointing with her right hand to the pages of an open volume which she supports with her left hand on her left knee. She gazes down towards the Virgin, who stands with hands clasped to her right. Hollowed out at the back.

Place of Origin

Rome (made)

Date

ca. 1650 - ca. 1700 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Sketch-model in terracotta

Dimensions

Height: 41 cm

Object history note

Purchased in London (Alfred Spero, £45).
The sketch-model, which is apparently Roman and seems to date from the end of the 17th or the beginning of the 18th century, finds its closest point of reference in the work of Le Gros.

Descriptive line

Statuette group, terracotta, St. Anne Teaching the Virgin to Read, Italian (Rome), ca. 1650-1700

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, pp. 628, 9, no. 666
Raggio, Olga. Catalogue of Italian Sculpture in the Victoria and Albert Museum. Art Bulletin. Vol. L, 1968, p. 105
Negri Arnoldi, Franceso, 'Scultura Italiana al Victoria and Albert Museum I&II. In: Commentari, anno XXI, June-July 1970. Fascicoli, p. 206

Materials

Terracotta

Subjects depicted

Book

Categories

Christianity; Sculpture

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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