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Statuette (Front)

Statuette (Front)
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Height: 99mm
Depth: 23mm

Standing saint John the Evangelist (part of a Crucifixion scene).

Calkins 1968: French, Burgundy?, c. 1400.
Randall 1993: Flemish (?), early 15th century.
Detroit 1997 and Museum's opinion 2011: French (Burgundian) or South Netherlandish, c. 1400-1420.


Carved in the round.Drilled for attachment under the base and hole on the side of the base.

Object Condition
Hole in right side of base.

This statuette and another one of the Virgin (49.486) come from a Crucifixion group.

Collection of Gabriel Dereppe, Paris (?). Gallery Connoisseur, Inc., New York (in 1944): sold, 3 February 1944 by the Gallery Connoisseur to the Brummer Gallery, New York (stock no. N5843); sold at the Brummer sale, Parke-Bernet, New York, 14 May 1949, lot 683, to the Museum of Fine Arts for $325 (William Francis Warden Fund).

R. G. Calkins, A Medieval Treasury: An Exhibition of Medieval Art from the Third to the Sixteenth Century, exhibition catalogue, White Museum of Art, Cornell University and M. W. Proctor Institute, Utica, 1968, no. 90.
R. H. Randall, The Golden Age of Ivory: Gothic Ivory Carvings in North American Collections (New York, 1993), no. 27.
Images in Ivory. Precious Objects of the Gothic Age, ed. by Peter Barnet, exhibition catalogue, Detroit, The Detroit Institute of Arts, and Baltimore, The Walters Art Gallery, 1997, no. 66.
Les Princes des fleurs de lis: l'art à la cour de Bourgogne, exhibition catalogue, Dijon, Musée des Beaux-Arts, 2004-2005, no. 133.


Photograph © 15 July 2012 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Credit Line: William Francis Warden Fund.

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