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Relief

Relief

  • Place of origin:

    Lombardy (made)

  • Date:

    second half of the 15th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted and gilt cartapesta

  • Museum number:

    A.20-1920

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This relief representing the Virgin and Child was probably made in the second half of the 15th century. Variant versions of the same composition exist at Berlin, in the Casa Prampolini at Geggio Emilia, and in the Palazzo Ducale at Mantua. The reliefs have variously been regardsd as Emilian and Lombard. Their relationship to paintings by the Master of the Pala Sforzesco suggests that they are more likely to be of Lombard origin.

Physical description

Cartapesta relief of the Virgin and Child.

Place of Origin

Lombardy (made)

Date

second half of the 15th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Painted and gilt cartapesta

Dimensions

Height: 18.75 in, Width: 14.425 in, Height: 22 in frame, Width: 17.5 in frame

Descriptive line

Virgin and child; Cartapesta polychrome gilt Italian 15th century.

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

Pope-Hennessy, John. Catalogue of Italian Sculpture in the Victoria and Albert Museum. London: HMSO, 1964. cat. no. 406. fig. 405.
Maclagan, Eric and Longhurst, Margaret H. Catalogue of Italian Sculpture. London, 1932. p. 110.

Materials

Cartapesta

Techniques

Relief; Painting; Gilding

Categories

Reliefs

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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