German, Swabia - Head of Christ, about 1450-1499

German, Swabia

Head of Christ, about 1450-1499

Lindenwood with traces of polychrome, 30 cm (11 13/16 in.) length


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Purchased by Isabella Stewart Gardner from an unknown dealer by 1915, through the painter Joseph Lindon Smith (1863-1950).


Gilbert Wendel Longstreet and Morris Carter. General Catalogue (Boston, 1935), p. 165. (as German or Franco-Flemish, 13th or 14th century)
“Notes, Records, Comments.” Gardner Museum Calendar of Events 9, no. 30 (27 Mar. 1966), p. 2. (as possibly Swabian, about 1500)
Cornelius C. Vermeule III et al. Sculpture in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston, 1977), p. 86, no. 114. (as South German, Swabia (?), 2nd half of the 15th century)

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