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MASTER OF THE MARBLE MADONNAS

Italy (Tuscany?)

Madonna and Child
[Virgin and Child] c.1480 Tuscany, Italy
sculptures, marble and gold leaf
Technique: marble and gold leaf
Primary Insc: No inscriptions
89.5 h x 57.5 w x 15.0 d cm
framed 126.1 h x 99.3 w x 25.3 d cm ; weight 149 kg
; weight 250 kg
Purchased 1983
Accession No: NGA 88.1653

Provenance:
  • Chapel of Villa Gansiente, near Prato;
  • Thomas Fortune Ryan (1851-1928) until 1914;
  • by descent to Virginia Beveridge until 1988;
  • sold at auction, Christie's London, 20 April 1988, lot 58;
  • when bought by Daniel Katz Ltd, London;
  • from whom bought by the Australian National Gallery, June 1988

  • Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra 2010