Mourner, Limestone, French


mid-15th century
Made in Burgundy
Overall: 15 3/8 x 5 1/2 x 4 3/4 in. (39 x 13.9 x 12 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1916
Accession Number:
Not on view
Possibly from the church of les Aix-d'Angillon (Cher), near Bourges; Georges Hoentschel (French); J. Pierpont Morgan (American), London and New York
Los Angeles County Museum of Art. "The Middle Ages: Treasures from The Cloisters and The Metropolitan Museum of Art," January 18, 1970–March 29, 1970.

Chicago. Art Institute of Chicago. "The Middle Ages: Treasures from The Cloisters and The Metropolitan Museum of Art," May 16, 1970–July 5, 1970.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Mourners: Medieval Tomb Sculptures from the Court of Burgundy," March 1, 2010–May 23, 2010.

Collections Georges Hoentschel: Volume 1, Moyen Age et Renaissance. Paris: Librairie Centrale des Beaux-Arts, 1908. p. 4, pl. V.

Bessard, Bella. "Three Berry Mourners." Metropolitan Museum Journal 1 (1968). pp. 171-75, fig. 2.

Ostoia, Vera K. The Middle Ages: Treasures from the Cloisters and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1969. no. 98, pp. 210-211, 260-261.

Les pleurants dans l'art du Moyen âge en Europe. Dijon: Musée des Beaux-Arts de Dijon, 1971. no. 93, p. 37.

Songs of Glory: Medieval Art from 900 to 1500. Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Museum of Art, 1985. no. 28, pp. 116-117.

Sutton, Denys, ed. Treasures from the Metropolitan Museum of Art: French Art from the Middle Ages to the Twentieth Century. Yokohama: Yokohama Museum of Art, 1989. no. 26, p. 79.