The Virgin Annunciate

Artist:
After an original by Benedetto da Maiano (Italian, Maiano 1442–1497 Florence)
Date:
late 15th century
Culture:
Italian, Florence
Medium:
Terracotta, painted
Dimensions:
Height: 40 1/8 in. (101.9 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Bequest of Benjamin Altman, 1913
Accession Number:
14.40.684
Not on view
Formerly believed to be a sketch model for the Virgin in Benedetto da Maiano's marble altarpiece of the Annunciation in the Terranova Chapel in the Church of Monte Oliveto, Naples. Now believed to be a cast after this altarpiece rather than a study for it.
Spinelli, Borgo San Sepolcro (before 1910) ; [ Duveen Brothers , New York, 1910; sold to Altman ] ; Benjamin Altman (1910–13; bequeathed to MMA)