Description Unique to the carved statues of the duchy of Lorraine are the broad faces and tender, pensive expressions of the Virgin and Child. In the 14th century, Lorraine acted as a buffer state between France and the German Empire, and in the process its artists absorbed styles from both regions. The figures' poses are French, while the motif of the wild rose held in the Child's hand and decorating the Virgin's crown and belt comes from southern Germany.
Provenance Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris; Henry Walters, Baltimore, January 21, 1921, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1921
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