Madonna and Child with Angels, After a model by Antonio Rossellino (Italian, Settignano 1427–ca. 1479 Florence), Painted and gilt stucco; wood frame (not original to relief), Italian, Florence

Madonna and Child with Angels

Artist:
After a model by Antonio Rossellino (Italian, Settignano 1427–ca. 1479 Florence)
Date:
third quarter 15th century
Culture:
Italian, Florence
Medium:
Painted and gilt stucco; wood frame (not original to relief)
Dimensions:
Overall (without later frame): 32 7/8 × 22 1/2 in. (83.5 × 57.2 cm);
Overall (framed): 65 3/4 × 39 in. (167 × 99.1 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Bequest of George Blumenthal, 1941
Accession Number:
41.190.40a
Not on view
The original marble of this composition is in the Morgan Library, New York. Stucco copies, called "squeezes," were frequently taken to replicate popular models and then painted by specialists. The color scheme and decorative impulse recall one such specialist in the service of sculptors, the Florentine Neri di Bicci (1419–1491).
George and Florence Blumenthal , Paris and New York (by 1926–until her d. 1930) ; George Blumenthal (1930–d. 1941; bequeathed to MMA)