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The Visitation: M.7-1928

Object information


The Visitation


Uncertain Unknown (Sculptor)


Oak, carved in low relief. The Virgin Mary visits her cousin Elizabeth

Two oak boards of unequal size, carved in low relief. The Virgin Mary stands on the viewer's left,. Her head is uncovered and she wears a long dress and a cloak held together on her chest by a brooch . Her married cousin Elizabeth stands on the right. Her head is covered and she wears a long dress and a cloak loosely draped over her shoulders. She rests her left hand on her 'bump' , and extends her right to the Virgin, who grasps it in both hands in sympathetic greeting. Behind and between them is a tree situated on a hill.

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 60.0 cm
Width: 35.5 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr


Mid 15th century
After 1407 CE - Before 1430 CE


M.7, 8 & 9-1928, are related to North German sculpture of the mid-15th century

School or Style

Late Medieval

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Carving : Two oak boards of unequal size, carved in low relief

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.7-1928
Primary reference Number: 30274
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_7_1928
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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