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The Adoration of the Child (after 1477)
The Adoration of the Child (after 1477)
Public Domain
Artist
Andrea della Robbia
Artist Dates
1435-1525
Artist Nationality
Italian
Title
The Adoration of the Child
Date
after 1477
Medium
terracotta, glazed
Dimensions
127.8 × 77.4 cm (50 5/16 × 30 1/2 in)
K Number
K1403
Repository
National Gallery of Art
Accession Number
1961.1.2

Provenance

Purchased 1880 in Florence by Charles Fairfax Murray [1849-1919] for John Ruskin [1819-1900], Brantwood, Coniston, Cumbria; [1] by inheritance to his cousin, Joan Ruskin Agnew Severn [1846-1924, Mrs. Arthur Severn], Brantwood; by inheritance to her husband, Joseph Arthur Pallison Severn [1842-1931], Brantwood; (sale, Sotheby's, London, 8 May 1931, no. 66); purchased by Spanish Art Gallery. [2] (French & Co., New York), by 1938; [3] purchased 1945 by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York; gift 1961 to NGA. [1] E.T. Cook and Alexander Wedderburn, eds., _The Works of John Ruskin_, London, 1903-1912, volume II of the letters, p. 311. [2] Annotated sales catalogue reproduced in James S. Dearden, _Sales & exhibition catalogues relating to John Ruskin_, Oxford microfiche, 1981. [3] The work was lent by French & Co. to an exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Arts in 1938.