Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Virgin and Child with St. John the Baptist

Maker:
Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (French, Valenciennes 1827–1875 Courbevoie)
Date:
19th century
Culture:
French
Medium:
Plaster
Dimensions:
Height: 14 3/4 in. (37.5 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of Eugene V. Thaw, 1998
Accession Number:
1998.208
Not on view
According to legend, in 1008 the Virgin Mary encircled the city of Valenciennes with a protective cord, thus saving the citizens from the plague. Carpeaux sketched this group upon his return to Paris from his native Valenciennes, having attended the consecration of the church dedicated to the Virgin's miraculous intervention.
Eugene Victor Thaw (until 1998; to MMA)
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