Lamentation

Austrian (Salzburg)
Medieval (Gothic)
about 1415
Unidentified artist


Object Place: Europe, 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

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture

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