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Plaster cast - Virgin and Child
  • Virgin and Child
    Desiderio da Settignano, born 1430 - died 1464
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Virgin and Child

  • Object:

    Plaster cast

  • Place of origin:

    Florence (city) (sculpted)
    Florence (city) (cast)

  • Date:

    3rd quarter 15th century (sculpted)
    ca. 1890 (cast)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Desiderio da Settignano, born 1430 - died 1464 (sculptor)
    Lelli, Oronzio (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Plaster cast

  • Museum number:

    REPRO.1890-37

  • Gallery location:

    Cast Courts, Room 46b, The Weston Cast Court , case WS

Physical description

Plaster Cast of the relief of the Virgin and Child after the marble original in the Galleria Sabauda, Turin.

Place of Origin

Florence (city) (sculpted)
Florence (city) (cast)

Date

3rd quarter 15th century (sculpted)
ca. 1890 (cast)

Artist/maker

Desiderio da Settignano, born 1430 - died 1464 (sculptor)
Lelli, Oronzio (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Plaster cast

Dimensions

Height: 64 cm, Width: 38 cm

Object history note

Purchased from Oronzio Lelli in 1890 for 8s 4d

Historical context note

The original relief was acquired in Florence by the Galleria Sabauda in 1850. At least twelve other versions of this composition exist, made from painted and gilded stucco and dating from the fifteenth century. One of these stucco reliefs, deriving from the Madonna in Turin, is also in the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum (museum no. 5767-1859).

Descriptive line

Plaster Cast of the relief of the Virgin and Child after the marble original in the Galleria Sabauda, Turin; ascribed to Desiderio da Settignano, third quarter of the 15th century, cast by Oronzio Lelli, ca. 1890

Categories

Ph_survey; Sculpture; Christianity; Religion

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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