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Terracotta. Relief depicting interior with Mary holding Christ Child with Joseph seated behind on right. Cradle in center. Young St. John seated holding a banner, St. Elizabeth and spouse left.

Provenance

1733, bequeathed by the artist to Antonio Valeriani, Rome [1]. By 1983, consigned by Fiorentina, S. A. to Heim Gallery, London [2]; 1987, sold by Heim Gallery to Randolph J. Fuller, Boston, MA; 1987, gift of Randolph J. Fuller to the MFA. (Accession date: March 25, 1987) NOTES: [1] See P. Fusco, "Pierre-Etienne Monnot's Invetory After Death," Antologia di belle arti 33-34 (1988), 70-77, here 74, n. 71, fig. 6. [2] The relief was on loan at the MFA as an intended gift of Randolph J. Fuller from 1984.

Credit Line

Gift of Randolph J. Fuller

French, probably 1700–10

Object Place

Rome, Italy

Dimensions

71.4 x 56.8 cm (28 1/8 x 22 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1987.212

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture