Niche striped with blue and green and lined up with gold. Frame gilded and hair of both figures. Replica of one in Mrs. George T. Bliss's Collection, but not as fine. Terracotta.
By 1894, Quincy Adams Shaw (b. 1825 - d. 1908), Boston [see note 1]; 1917, gift of Quincy Adams Shaw through Quincy Adams Shaw, Jr., and Mrs. Marian Shaw Haughton to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 29, 1917) NOTES:  See Allan Marquand, "The Madonnas of Luca della Robbia," American Journal of Archaeology 9, no. 1 (January-March, 1894), pp. 2, 14, no. II (20).
Gift of Quincy Adams Shaw through Quincy Adams Shaw, Jr., and Mrs. Marian Shaw Haughton
Madonna of the Niche
Italian, Florence, Renaissance, about 1448
- Attributed to Luca della Robbia, Italian, Florence, 1399 or 1400–1482