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Virgin and Child: M.1-1894

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Object information

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Titles

Virgin and Child

Maker(s)

Unknown

Entities

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Description

Plaster cast of a marble relief. The Virgin is seen behind a ledge. Three-quarter length, facing right, wearing a heavy veil over her head. The Virgin looks down towards the Child, who is shown in a reclining pose with the right hand raised in benediction. She appears to lie on a narrow mat or cushion, which is supported by the Virgin's hand. In the foreground is a cartellino held by the Virgin. The front of the ledge is decorated with lions' head masks at left and right and the arms of the Piccolomini family on a kite-shaped shield in the centre. There are garlands between the shield and masks. The whole is surrounded by a moulded frame on three sides.

Legal notes

Acquired by part exchange and part purchase from the South Kensington Museum

Measurements and weight

Depth: 7 cm
Height: 67 cm
Width: 42 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Part exchanged (1894-02-28) by South Kensington Museum

Dating

19th Century
After 1800 - Before 1894

Note

The original relief has not yet been identified.

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Plaster

Techniques used in production

Casting (process) : Plaster cast

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.1-1894
Primary reference Number: 29604
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 8 December 2023 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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