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Florentine 15th Century
Madonna and Child

K1278
1335
Italian
c. 1425
terracotta, painted and gilded, with wood backing
Sculpture
102.5 x 62.2 x 28.3 cm (40 3/8 x 24 1/2 x 11 1/8 in)
Ghiberti, Lorenzo, 1378-1455
Possibly S. Spirito, Florence. [1] Dr. Eduard Simon [1864-1929], Berlin; (his sale, Galerie Paul Cassirer, Berlin, 10-11 October 1929, no. 32). (A.S. Drey, New York), by 1930. [2] Clarence H. Mackay [1874-1938], Roslyn, New York; acquired from his estate by (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London and New York), by May 1940; [3] sold 1941 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York; gift 1943 to NGA. [1] According to the catalogue of the Simon sale. [2] "Rare Paintings and Sculptures in Drey Collection," ArtN (29 March 1930): 3-5, repro. [3] "Il Magnifico," Art Digest (15 May 1940): 8; "New York: Ghiberti and Verrocchio Acquired," ArtN (11 May 1940): 13.
1943.4.93
1278
A-147
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