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The Virgin Supported by Saint John, from a Crucifixion Group

Date:
ca. 1340–50
Geography:
Made in Huy, Meuse Valley, Belgium
Culture:
South Netherlandish
Medium:
Marble, traces of gilding
Dimensions:
Overall: 22 3/16 x 8 7/8 x 4 1/4 in. (56.4 x 22.5 x 10.8 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture-Stone
Credit Line:
Gift of Archer M. Huntington, in memory of his father, Collis Potter Huntington, 1926
Accession Number:
26.101.6
  • Description

    Said to have come from the collegiate church of Notre-Dame at Huy in Belgium, these figures were probably part of a large sculptural retable behind the altar. They are stylistically related to the marble Virgin and Child, exhibited nearby, ordered in 1345 for the church of Saint Catherine at Diest, Belgium.

  • Provenance

    Collegiate Church, Notre-Dame, at Huy, Belgium; Private Collection, Huy; Charles Stein, Paris (sale, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, May 4-10, 1886); John Edward Taylor, England (sale, Christie's–London, July 1-9, 1912, no.195]; [ Jacques Seligmann, Paris]; Arabella Duval Huntington, New York; Archer M. Huntington, New York (until 1926)

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