Virgin and Child

South German (Franconia?)
about 1500
Unidentified artist


Dimensions

26.67 cm (10 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

63.594

Medium or Technique

Wood; Polychrome wood

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture

from Processional Staff. Polychromed wood. Half length Virgin, crowned, on crescent; reclining Child (nose broken) holds lettered open book. Dress red-ground blue.

Provenance

Art dealer Seligsberger, Wurzburg, Germany; sold by Seligsberger to Dr. Siegfried J. Thannhauser (b. 1885 - d. 1962), Brookline, Ma [see note 1]; 1963, bequest of Thannhauser to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 8, 1963)

Notes:

[1] According to Edward R. Lubin's appraisal of Thannhauser's collection (February 14, 1962).

Credit Line

Bequest of Dr. Siegfried J. Thannhauser in memory of his wife Franziska Peiner Thannhauser