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Virgin and Child

ca. 1400–1425
Made in Burgundy
Limestone with traces of paint
Overall: 35 3/4 x 14 1/4 x 10 1/4 in. (90.8 x 36.2 x 26 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1916
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 305
This sculpture is inspired by Claus Sluter’s Virgin and Child on the trumeau (central pier of a doorway) of the portal of the Chartreuse de Champmol, Dijon, begun in 1390.
Georges Hoentschel (French, Paris 1855–1915 Paris); J. Pierpont Morgan, London and New York
Collections Georges Hoentschel: Volume 1, Moyen Age et Renaissance. Paris: Librairie Centrale des Beaux-Arts, 1908. p. 5, pl. VIII.

Wixom, William D. "Late Medieval Sculpture in the Metropolitan: 1400 to 1530." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, n.s., 64, no. 4 (Spring 2007). p. 9.

Kargère, Lucretia Goddard, and Michele D. Marincola. "Conservation in Context: The Examination and Treatment of Medieval Polychrome Wood Sculpture in the United States." Metropolitan Museum Studies in Art, Science, and Technology 2 (2014). pp. 19-20, fig. 8.

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