Figure of the Virgin

German
about 1756
Made by Nymphenburg Manufactory (Germany), Modeled by Franz Anton Bustelli (1723–1763)


Object Place: Nymphenburg, Germany

Dimensions

Height: 31.1 cm (12 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

2006.936.1

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain

On View

Angelica Lloyd Russell Gallery (Gallery 142)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics

White, from a crucifixion group, standing gazing up with an expression of grief, her hands clasped, her clothing handled with typical rococo movement, on a square base.

Markings

Impressed Bavarian shield mark and T. incised

Provenance

July 4, 1983, anonymous sale ("property of a gentleman"), Christie, Manson and Woods, London, lot 72, to Edward M. Pflueger (b. 1905 - d. 1997) and Kiyi Powers Pflueger (b. 1915 - d. 2008), New York; 2006, bequest of Edward M. Pflueger and gift of Kiyi Powers Pflueger to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 26, 2006)

Credit Line

Kiyi and Edward M. Pflueger Collection. Bequest of Edward M. Pflueger and Gift of Kiyi Powers Pflueger