Weeping Virgin Supported by Mary Magdelan

South German
about 1700


Object Place: Europe, Germany, South Germany

Dimensions

23.81 x 15.24 cm (9 3/8 x 6 in.)

Accession Number

1983.85

Medium or Technique

Terracotta with enamel paint and gilding

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture

From a Crucifixion Group; mannered poses, frontal view. Virgin on left: polychromed flowered robes, blue mantle and veil with gilded decoration. Mary Magdalen on right: polychromed flowered tunic; red-orange skirt and robe with gilded decoration, long curls, holds weeping cloth in left hand; both standing on enamel green ground. Terra cotta and enamel paint.

Provenance

1969, Blumka Gallery, New York; May 1, 1969, 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