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Virgin and Child: M.1-1934

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Current Location: In storage


Virgin and Child


Desiderio da Settignano (After)




Relief of the Virgin and Child in painted and gilded stucco

Relief of the Virgin and Child, painted and gilded stucco. The half-length Virgin is shown in three-quarter view, in the act of praying over the Christ Child. The Virgin has long, curly hair which flows behind her right shoulder. She is finely painted, and special care has been given to the decoration of her scarlet robe, veil and halo. The Christ Child, seen in profile, is sitting in front of his mother. He is dressed in a robe, holds the Virgin's left arm with his left hand, and clasps part of the Virgin’s veil with his right hand. The Christ Child's halo is also finely decorated.

Legal notes

Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Depth: 6.5 cm
Depth: 7 cm
Width: 43.2 cm
Width: 43.4 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Florence ⪼ Tuscany ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1934-04-25) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


Mid 15th century
Circa 1450 CE - Circa 1460 CE

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Sculpture UK

Components of the work

Decoration composed of paint gold
Object Height 52 cm
Frame Height 57.1 cm

Materials used in production


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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.1-1934
Primary reference Number: 29637
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_1_1934
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 4 March 2020 Last processed: Sunday 28 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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