Virgin and Child

Italian (possibly Florence)
Renaissance
about 1510
After Benedetto da Maiano (Italian, 1442–1497)


Object Place: Europe, Florence, Italy

Dimensions

Overall: 50.8 x 36.5 x 5.7 cm (20 x 14 3/8 x 2 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1983.78

Medium or Technique

Tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica)

On View

Italian Renaissance Gallery (Gallery 206)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics

In low relief; 2 Angels upper corners, Madonna with blue and green cape, yellow decorated dress, orange sleeves, light brown hair; veil and halo; holding standing Jesus on lap, left foot on pillow; right on her hand; right arm around Madonna’s neck, left raised to dress; features accented by blue; tree background left.

Provenance

1968, Blumka Gallery, New York; November 26, 1968, sold by Blumka to R. Thornton Wilson (b. 1886 - d. 1977), New York; 1983, bequest of R. Thornton Wilson to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 12, 1983)

Credit Line

Bequest of R. Thornton Wilson in memory of Florence Ellsworth Wilson