Lorenzo Ghiberti - Virgin and Child, 1425-1450

Workshop of Lorenzo Ghiberti (Florence, about 1381 - 1455, Florence)

Virgin and Child, 1425-1450

Painted and gilded stucco, 67.5 x 16.5 x 8 cm (26 9/16 x 6 1/2 x 3 1/8 in.)

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Accession number

S30s20

Provenance

Collection of Émile Gavet (1830–1904) by 1897.
Purchased by Isabella Stewart Gardner from the Gavet sale at Galerie George Petit, Paris for 6,100 francs on 8 June 1897, lot 233, through Fernand Robert, her regular agent in Paris (as Jacopo della Quercia).

Bibliography

Galerie Georges Petit. Catalogue des objets d'art et de haute curiosité de la Renaissance: tableaux, tapisseries composant la collection de M. Émile Gavet (Paris, May 31-June 9, 1897), p. 70, lot 233. (as Jacopo della Quercia)
Art Exhibition: Mrs. John L. Gardner, 152 Beacon St., Boston. Exh. cat. (Boston, 1899), p. 4, no. 4.
W. Gutman. "The Belated Recognition of Della Quercia." International Studio (July 1928), p. 20.
Gilbert Wendel Longstreet and Morris Carter. General Catalogue (Boston, 1935), pp. 266-67. (as attributed variously to Jacopo della Quercia, Lorenzo Ghiberti, and others)
“Notes, Records, Comments.” Gardner Museum Calendar of Events 6, no. 42 (16? Jun. 1963), p. 2.
“Notes, Records, Comments.” Gardner Museum Calendar of Events 7, no. 15 (8 Nov. 1963), p. 2.
Cornelius C. Vermeule III et al. Sculpture in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston, 1977), pp. 106-09, no. 137, ill. (as workshop of Lorenzo Ghiberti)
Jacqueline Marie Mussacchio. Art, Marriage, and Family in the Florentine Renaissance Palace (New Haven and London, 2008), pp. 219-20, fig. 225.
Alan Chong. "Émile Gavet: Patron, Collector, Dealer" in Virginia Brilliant (ed.). Gothic Art in the Gilded Age: Medieval and Renaissance Treasures in the Gavet-Vanderbilt-Ringling Collection. Exh. cat. (Sarasota, FL: The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art; Newport: The Preservation Society of Newport County, 2009), pp. 10, 13 fig. 9, 20 n. 64.
C. D. Dickerson III, "Virgin and Child, ca. 1450" in Virginia Brilliant (ed.). Gothic Art in the Gilded Age: Medieval and Renaissance Treasures in the Gavet-Vanderbilt-Ringling Collection. Exh. cat. (Sarasota, FL: The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art; Newport: The Preservation Society of Newport County, 2009), p. 69 cat. no. 1 (a similar object from Gavet now in the Ringling Museum).
Laurence Kanter et al. Leonardo: Discoveries from Verrocchio's Studio. Exh. cat. (New Haven: Yale University Art Gallery, 2018), p. 79, fig. 56.
Christina Nielsen (ed.). Sargent on Location: Gardner's First Artist-in-Residence. Exh. cat. (Boston: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 2018), p. 33, ill. p. 35, fig. 21, p. 55, no. 2.


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