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Virgin and Child

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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.

Provenance

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: [1] 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).

Credit Line

Gift of Quincy Adams Shaw through Quincy Adams Shaw, Jr., and Mrs. Marian Shaw Haughton

Madonna of the Niche

Italian, Florence, Renaissance, about 1448

Object Place

Florence, Italy

Dimensions

Overall: 53 x 44.5 x 7 cm (20 7/8 x 17 1/2 x 2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

17.1475

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture