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By 1888, 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] This is probably the object in the Shaw collection described as a high marble relief showing strong Paduan influence, depicting the Madonna and Child at half length. See F. Harck, "Aus amerikanischen Galerien," Repertorium für Kunstwissenschaft 11 (1888), p. 81.

Credit Line

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

Italian, Renaissance, about 1480–1496–97

Object Place

Florence, Italy


Framed: 76 x 55 x 12 cm (29 15/16 x 21 5/8 x 4 3/4 in.) Mount (Two aluminum cleats .009" thick): 4.4 x 54.9 cm (1 3/4 x 21 5/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Marble; gilded wood frame