The Visitation

French
Medieval (Gothic)
14th century


Object Place: Europe, France

Dimensions

5.08 x 3.49 cm (2 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

68.68

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture

Terracotta model for ivory carvers. Elizabeth at left, in contraposto, approached by Virgin, arms extended, in robe and mantle. Under a canopy of two trefoil arches.

Provenance

Until 1967, Hugo Oelze (d. 1967), Amsterdam; 1967, by inheritance to his brother, Dr. F. W. Oelze, Germany [see note 1]; 1968, gift of Dr. Oelze to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 13, 1968)

Notes:

[1] See MFA curatorial recommendation letter of March 13, 1968 by Hanns Swarzenski.

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. F. W. Oelze in memory of Dr. Hugo Oelze