National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION
image of Madonna and Child Florentine 15th Century (sculptor)
Madonna and Child, c. 1425
painted and gilded terracotta
overall: 120.8 x 47.2 x 33.5 cm (47 9/16 x 18 9/16 x 13 3/16 in.)
Andrew W. Mellon Collection
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From the Tour: 15th-Century Sculpture in Tuscany
Object 2 of 6


Pazzi family, Florence.[1] Count Giacomo Michelozzi, Tarvarnelle, Florence.[2] Henry Goldman [1857-1937], New York, by 1922.[3] (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London and New York); purchased 26 April 1937 by The A.W. Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust, Pittsburgh;[4] gift 1937 to NGA.

[1] According to the 1922 catalogue of the Goldman collection (see note 3), the sculpture is "from a private chapel in one of the palaces belonging to the Pazzi family in Florence."

[2] The Duveen prospectus for the painting (in NGA curatorial files) describes the sculpture as having been made originally for one of the Pazzi family palaces, and then owned by Michelozzi, "in whose family it had remained for over a century."

[3] Wilhelm R. Valentiner. The Henry Goldman Collection, New York, 1922: no. 4.

[4] Mellon collection records, in NGA curatorial files.

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