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Andrea della Robbia
The Adoration of the Child

K1403
2038
Italian
after 1477
terracotta, glazed
Sculpture
127.8 × 77.4 cm (50 5/16 × 30 1/2 in)
Purchased 1880 in Florence by Charles Fairfax Murray [1849-1919] for John Ruskin [1819-1900], Brantwood, Coniston, Cumbria; [1] by inheritance to his cousin, Joan Ruskin Agnew Severn [1846-1924, Mrs. Arthur Severn], Brantwood; by inheritance to her husband, Joseph Arthur Pallison Severn [1842-1931], Brantwood; (sale, Sotheby's, London, 8 May 1931, no. 66); purchased by Spanish Art Gallery. [2] (French & Co., New York), by 1938; [3] purchased 1945 by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York; gift 1961 to NGA. [1] E.T. Cook and Alexander Wedderburn, eds., The Works of John Ruskin, London, 1903-1912, volume II of the letters, p. 311. [2] Annotated sales catalogue reproduced in James S. Dearden, Sales & exhibition catalogues relating to John Ruskin, Oxford microfiche, 1981. [3] The work was lent by French & Co. to an exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Arts in 1938.
1961.1.2
1403
A-159
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