Results 1 561
221 Previous Next

Madonna and Child with Angels
Explore Object
Creative Commons License

Madonna and Child with Angels


Description Provenance Credit
Description A drapery has been pulled back to reveal the Virgin Mary standing inside a chapel, tenderly holding her infant son. In this sophisticated combination of high and low relief, the actual light in the room creates shaded drapery folds. The illusionism of the relief (as in the leg of the angel that extends into the viewer's space) is indebted to trends in earlier baroque sculpture, but here the impression is much airier: the Virgin's wavy draperies almost seem to move upwards. Giosafatti would have learned this style while working in Rome, where the influence of Gian Lorenzo Bernini remained strong. This is possibly a model for a larger work in stone or stucco that is now lost.
Provenance Don Marcello Massarenti Collection, Rome (?) [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1902, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters with the Massarenti Collection, 1902 (?)

Download Image Add to Collection Creative Commons License

Period
1757 (Baroque)
Medium
terracotta
(Sculpture)
Accession Number
27.376
Measurements
31 3/4 x 18 5/16 in. (80.7 x 46.5 cm)
Geographies
  • Italy, Rome (Place of Origin)
  • Italy, Ascoli Piceno (Place of Origin)

Tags


    Thumbnail: Madonna and Child with Angels
    Zoom Out Zoom In Back to Details  
    Full Size: Madonna and Child with Angels