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Mourning Virgin with Saint John from an Entombment

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Provenance

Ferdinand Roybet (b. 1840 -d. 1920), Paris; November 19, 1920, Roybet sale, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, lot 62 [see note 1]. 1945, Gabriel Dereppe, New York; August 14, 1945, sold by Dereppe sold to the Brummer Gallery, New York (stock no. N6345); 1946, sold by Brummer to the MFA for $8000. (Accession Date: January 10, 1946) NOTES: [1] The Mourning Virgin and Saint John were sold as part of an Entombment group, which also included a recumbent Christ, a Holy Woman, Joseph of Aramithea, and two angels. The present whereabouts of these figures is unknown.

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund

French (Lorraine?), Medieval (Gothic), 15th century

Object Place

Lorraine (?), France

Dimensions

73.5 x 30.8 x 25.4 cm (28 15/16 x 12 1/8 x 10 in.)

Accession Number

46.2

Medium or Technique

Limestone with traces of polychromy

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture