European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
Virgin and ChildMade in Italy, Europe
Giovanni di Balduccio, Italian (Pisa), documented 1317 - 1349
Inv. 469John G. Johnson Collection, 1917
LabelThis sculpture comes from the upper section of a tomb monument made for the son of the Pisan ruler Castruccio Castracani. Because the piece was some twenty feet high, the sculptor concentrated on the contours of the figures and their deeply cut drapery, and gave only minimal attention to details.
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