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Provenance

By 1959, acquired in Paris by Count Ernst Otto von Solms-Laubach (b. 1890 - d. 1977), Frankfurt [see note 1]; 1961, sold by Solms-Laubach, through Wilhelm Henrich, Frankfurt, to the MFA for $5,000. (Accession Date: January 11, 1961) NOTES: [1] Hanns Swarzenski, "Eine Beweinungsgruppe des weichen Stils in Boston," in Studien zur Geschichte der europäischen Plastik. Festschrift Theodor Müller (Munich, 1965), p. 113, noted that Solms-Laubach bought the sculpture on the Paris art market and took it to Frankfurt. Discussion between Solms-Laubach and the MFA regarding its sale began in 1959.

Credit Line

Charles Amos Cummings Bequest Fund

Austrian (Salzburg), Medieval (Gothic), about 1415

Object Place

Austria

Dimensions

27.94 x 57.2 x 20.3 cm (11 x 22 1/2 x 8 in.)

Accession Number

61.158

Medium or Technique

Stone; limestone, biosparite, with traces of polychromy

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture