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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 largely made in the 19th century Spain.

Physical description

Statuette in painted wood, the Virgin and Child. The Virgin is seated on a narrow bench supporting the Child on her left knee and holding an apple in her right hand. The Child holds a book in his left hand and raises his right in blessing. The Virgin wears dark blue mantle over a red robe and the Child's robes are dark blue lined with red. The decoration on the robes and the Virgin's bare head are gilded.

Place of Origin

Spain (made)


19th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

painted wood


Height: 73 cm, Width: 27 cm

Descriptive line

Statuette, Virgin and Child. Wood polychrome Spanish largely 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

Apple; Book


Christianity; Sculpture


Sculpture Collection

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