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Virgin and Child


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description The Virgin, turned three-quarters towards the left, is seen half-length behind a ledge on which the Child is seated. She is suckling the infant Christ. Her veil is blue with a gilt border. The background is of a lighter blue, inscribed in gilt letters: REGINA CELI SALVE AVE. Her nimbus is of a buff color, as is the halo and hair of the Child, enhanced with gilding. Her bodice is white, with a scroll-design painted in brownish-red. Her dress is purple, highlighted and decorated with scrolls in gold, the sleeves turquoise-blue with highlights in white. The garment of the Child is light green. The ledge on which he sits is a mottled blue. The design and the technical details of the dress ornaments, delineated in red on opaque white or applied in gold on translucent enamel, are related to pieces produced in the workshop of Léonard Limosin.
Provenance Michel Boy Collection Sale, Hotel Drouot, Paris, May 15, 1905, no. 205; Seligmann Brothers, Paris, [date of acquisition unknown] by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, [date of acquisition unknown] by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions inscribed in gilt letters along the sides: REGINA CELI SALVE AVE.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
2nd half 16th century (late Renaissance)
Medium
painted enamel on copper
(Enamels)
Accession Number
44.48
Measurements
H: 5 11/16 x W: 4 5/8 in. (14.5 x 11.7 cm)
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Not On View

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