Enthroned Virgin and Child, Limewood with paint, Bohemian or Moravian

Enthroned Virgin and Child

ca. 1350
Made in Brno?, Czech Republic
Bohemian or Moravian
Limewood with paint
Overall: 29 5/8 x 11 3/4 x 8 in. (75.2 x 29.8 x 20.3 cm)
Credit Line:
The Cloisters Collection, 1965
Accession Number:
Not on view
The positions of both the Virgin and the Child suggest that the figures were originally part of an Adoration group.
Said to have come from the Convent of Saint Ursula, Vienna; [ Hermann and Maria Schwartz, Mönchengladbach-Hardt (sold 1965)]
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Patterns of Collecting," December 6, 1975–March 23, 1976.

Prague, Czech Republic. Picture Gallery, Prague Castle. "Karel IV., císař boží milosti: kultura a umění za vlády posledních lucemburků 1347-1437," February 16, 2006–May 21, 2006.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Notable Acquisitions (Metropolitan Museum of Art) no. 1965/1975 (1975). p. 149.

Husband, Timothy B., and Charles T. Little. Europe in the Middle Ages. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1987. no. 112, p. 121.

Boehm, Barbara Drake, and Jiri Fajt, ed. Prague: The Crown of Bohemia, 1347–1437. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2005. no. 4, pp. 134–35.

Fajt, Jiri, and Barbara Drake Boehm, ed. Karel IV., Císař Boží Milosti: Kultura a Umění za Vlády Posledních Lucemburků 1347–1437 (Charles IV, Emperor by the Grace of God: Culture and Art in the Reign of the Last of the Luxembourgs 1347–1437). Prague: Prague Castle Administration, 2006. no. 5.3, p. 45.

Fajt, Jiri, and Barbara Drake Boehm, ed. Karl IV., Kaiser von Gottes Gnaden: Kunst und Repräsentation des Hauses Luxemburg 1310-1437. Munich: Deutscher Kunstverlag, 2006. no. 106, pp. 90, 300–301.

Fajt, Jiri, and Markus Hörsch, ed. Kaiser Karl IV., 1316–2016: Erste Bayerisch-Tschechische Landesausstellung. Ausstellungskatalog. K*700. Prague: Národní Galerie v Praze, 2016. p. 488.