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St Anne with the Virgin and Child: M.1-1911

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St Anne with the Virgin and Child




St Anne with the Virgin and Child, wood, carved in the round. The Virgin, holding an orange in her right hand, is seated on the right knee of St Anne, who is seated on a throne. The Child, in a long tunic, stands on the left knee of the Virgin and the left knee of St Anne, blessing with his right hand. The Virgin wears a crown over her veil. St Anne, in a wimple and veil, supports the Virgin with both hands. The faces and robes are heavily polychromed with traces of the original pattern and gilding. The back is hollowed out below the head of St Anne.

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Given by Lionel Harris

Measurements and weight

Depth: 8.0 in
Height: 24.0 in
Width: 9.0 in

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1911-01-03) by Harris, Lionel


15th century
Circa 1400 - 1500 1500


The dating and attribution are those of Mr Isepp, 1951.

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Components of the work

Decoration: composed of gilt

Materials used in production

Wood (plant material)

Techniques used in production

Carving : Wood, carved in the round, polychromed and gilded

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.1-1911
Primary reference Number: 30383
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_1_1911
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 3 December 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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