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Relief - The Virgin and Child

The Virgin and Child

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Netherlands (or French, formerly thought to be Spanish, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1830-1860 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Boxwood carved in relief

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This boxwood plaque is carved in relief and represents the Virgin and Child enthroned, the Virgin crowning a female Saint with flowers. It is made probably 1830-60 in the Netherlands/France, although was formerly attributed to Spain.

Physical description

This plaque shows a relief with the Virgin and Child enthroned and the Virgin crowning a female Saint with flowers.

Place of Origin

Netherlands (or French, formerly thought to be Spanish, made)


ca. 1830-1860 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Boxwood carved in relief


Height: 13.33 cm, Width: 8.76 cm

Object history note

Bought for £1 12s. in 1864.

Descriptive line

Plaque, boxwood in relief, the Virgin and Child, Netherlandish/French, probably ca. 1830-60

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

Inventory of Art Objects Acquired in the Year 1864. In: Inventory of the Objects in the Art Division of the Museum at South Kensington, Arranged According to the Dates of their Acquisition. Vol I. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode for H.M.S.O., 1868, p. 55
Trusted, Marjorie. Spanish Sculpture. Catalogue of the Post-Medieval Spanish Sculpture in Wood, Terracotta, Alabaster, Marble, Stone, Lead and Jet in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1996, p. 172




Carving; Relief

Subjects depicted

Saint; Flowers


Plaques & Plaquettes; Christianity; Religion; Sculpture; Reliefs


Sculpture Collection

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