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Relief - Virgin and Child
  • Virgin and Child
    Donatello, born 1385 - died 1466
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Virgin and Child

  • Object:

    Relief

  • Place of origin:

    Florence (made)

  • Date:

    1400-1450 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Donatello, born 1385 - died 1466 (sculptor)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Relief in marble

  • Museum number:

    A.36-1953

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This relief represents the Virgin and Child, and is made after Dontatello in ca. 1400-1450, in Italy.
The relief is an enlarged copy of the so-called Madonna of the Clouds of Donatello in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts (H. 33.5 cm; W. 33.2 cm). The scheme differs from that of Donatello's original in that it is slightly extended at the top and sides, and slightly reduced at the base.

Physical description

The Virgin is seated on clouds in profile to the right with the Child facing her. Seven angels appear in the clouds surrounding the main group.

Place of Origin

Florence (made)

Date

1400-1450 (made)

Artist/maker

Donatello, born 1385 - died 1466 (sculptor)

Materials and Techniques

Relief in marble

Dimensions

Height: 52.1 cm, Width: 47.3 cm

Object history note

Given by Dr. W. L. Hildburgh, F. S. A., 1953.

Historical significance: The relief is an enlarged copy of the so-called Madonna of the Clouds of Donatello in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.

Descriptive line

Relief, marble, the Virgin and Child with Angels, after Donatello, Italian, 1400-1450

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

Pope-Hennessy, John. Catalogue of Italian Sculpture in the Victoria and Albert Museum. Volume I: Text. Eighth to Fifteenth Century. London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1964, pp. 85, 6

Materials

Marble

Techniques

Relief

Subjects depicted

Angels

Categories

Christianity; Sculpture; Reliefs

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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