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Virgin and Child: M.6-1926

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Current Location: In storage


Virgin and Child


Sculptor: Desiderio da Settignano (After)




Relief of the Virgin and Child, painted and gilt stucco. The half-length Virgin embraces Christ Child who is standing on her left-hand side. The face of the Virgin touches the face of Christ Child, who clasps His mother’s veil with his left hand and holds himself on his mother’s right shoulder with his right hand. A classical-style band runs across the top of the Virgin’s head and through her curly hair, showing from the veil pushed backwards. Both the haloes are finely decorated. In the top part of the relief there is a garland hanging behind the Virgin’s head. The relief is in a glazed rectangular carved and gilt wood frame


History note: Uncertain before testator

Legal notes

F. Leverton Harris Bequest, 1926

Measurements and weight

Depth: 4 cm
Depth: 9 cm
Width: 43.5 cm
Width: 61.7 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Florence ⪼ Tuscany ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1926) by Harris, Frederick Leverton


Third quarter of 15th Century
Circa 1450 CE - Circa 1460 CE

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Sculpture UK

Components of the work

Object Height 68 cm
Frame Height 85 cm

Materials used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: M.6-1926
Primary reference Number: 29635
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_6_1926
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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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