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Virgin and Child

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By 1827, possibly Joseph Strutt, Derby, England (?) [see note 1]; probably by mid-19th century, in the collection of the Strutt family [see note 2]; until 1960, by descent within the Strutt family to the Lord Belper collection; 1960, sold by Belper to Agnew's, London (stock no. 32592); July 19, 1971, sold by Agnew's to William A. Coolidge (b. 1901 - d. 1992), Topsfield and Cambridge, MA; 1993, bequest of William A. Coolidge to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 27, 1993) NOTES: [1] A "Madonna and Child" by Andrea del Sarto appears in the 1827 inventory of Joseph Strutt, Derby (no. 55), though this has not been positively identified with the MFA painting. [2] According to information provided by Agnew's, London, to William A. Coolidge.

Credit Line

Bequest of William A. Coolidge

about 1509–10


82.5 x 65.4 cm (32 1/2 x 25 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Oil on panel