Statuette of the Virgin

French
end of the 15th century


Object Place: Europe, France

Dimensions

8.4 cm (3 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

48.261

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver gilt

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

Full round figure on globe & crescent with serpent. Incised lines on edges of robes. Hands clasped at breast.

Provenance

1927, Alphonse Kann (b. 1870 - d. 1948), Paris; January 6-8, 1927, Kann sale, American Art Association, New York, lot 488. By 1940, William Randolph Hearst (b. 1863 - d. 1951), New York; from Hearst to the International Studio Art Corporation, New York [see note 1]; November 4, 1940, sold by the International Studio Art Corporation to the Brummer Gallery, New York (stock no. N4759); 1948, sold by Brummer to the MFA for $850. (Accession Date: March 11, 1948)

NOTES:
[1] The International Studio Art Corporation was a Hearst-owned company that had the responsibility of uncrating, cataloguing, storing, and shipping art objects Mr. Hearst had purchased.

Credit Line

1948 Purchase Fund