Abundance on plain oval pedestal, wears blue dress with yellow & neck & waist, holds with right hand basket of fruit on head and in right cornucopia.
Adolf von Beckerath (b. 1834 - d. 1915), Berlin [see note 1]. By 1923, A. S. Drey, Munich [see note 2]; sold by Drey, probably to Delia Spencer (Mrs. Marshall) Field (b. 1854 - d. 1937), Paris and Washington, D.C.; probably by inheritance to her niece, Catherine Spencer (Mrs. Albert J.) Beveridge, Beverly Farms, MA; 1946, gift of Mrs. Albert J. Beveridge to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 12, 1946) NOTES:  According to information provided by Mrs. Beveridge, this statuette and its companion (MFA accession no. 46.839) had come from the collection of Beckerath and were sold in Berlin.  The exact date that the statuettes were sold is unknown. Mrs. Beveridge provided an undated list of works of art that had been acquired from Drey, probably by her aunt, Mrs. Marshall Field. That the Judith was with Drey in 1923 was noted by Frank J. Mather and published by Allan Marquand, The Brothers of Giovanni della Robbia (Princeton, 1928), 188, cat. no. 212b.
Gift of Mrs. Albert J. Beveridge in memory of Delia Spencer Field
Italian (Florence), Renaissance, First quarter of the 16th century
- Attributed to Giovanni della Robbia, Italian, Florentine, 1469–1529 (?)