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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1930.202
People
School of Luca della Robbia, Italian (Florence, Italy 1400 - 1482 Florence, Italy)
Title
Virgin Adoring the Christ Child
Classification
Sculpture
Work Type
relief, sculpture
Date
15th-16th centuries?
Culture
Italian
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Polychromed stucco
Technique
Stucco
Dimensions
45.2 x 35.9 x 7.8 cm (17 13/16 x 14 1/8 x 3 1/16 in.)
frame: 78 x 67.5 x 7.8 cm (30 11/16 x 26 9/16 x 3 1/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • gallery label: back of frame, paper, ink, typed?: No. 7076
  • label: back of frame, ink, handwritten: [partial transcription:] ... a masterpiece of the old Luca della Robbia. The preservation of the old color is extraordinary. The frame is also of the old epoc [sic] and has been covered with the design of the said Luca.
  • label: back of frame, ink: [compares this work to no. 349 in the Bardini Collection catalogue, now at the Metropolitan Museum]
Provenance
Adolph Thiem, San Remo, Italy.
Galleria Sangiorgi, Rome, Italy, Purchased from Thiem?, Sold to Nettie Naumburg?, 1925.
Nettie G. Naumburg, Purchased from Galleria Sangiorgi?, 1925, Bequest to the Fogg Art Museum, 1930.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Nettie G. Naumburg
Accession Year
1930
Object Number
1930.202
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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