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About This Artwork
Adoration of the Christ Child, after 1479
Terracotta and polychrome
67 x 44.5 cm (26 3/8 x 17 1/2 in.)
Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection, 1937.914
Émile Molinier, La collection Spitzer, vol. 4: Les faiences italiennes, hispano-moresques et orientales (Paris, 1892),p. 108, no. 2.
Charles C. Perkins, Tuscan Sculptors: Their Lives, Works, and Times 1 (London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, and Green, 1864), p. 198, pl. XXVI.
Allan Marquand, Della Robbias in America (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1912), p. 68, fig. 29.
Allan Marquand, Andrea della Robbia and his Atelier (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1922), pp. 22-23, no. 125.13, fig. 150.
Samuel Wagstaff, "Some Notes on Holman Hunt and the Lady of Shalott," Wadsworth Atheneum Bulletin, fifth series, no. 11 (Summer 1962), p. 17, fig. 8.
Frédéric Spitzer (died 1890), Paris; his sale, Paris, Chevallier and Mannheim, April 17 - June 16, 1893, see Molinier 1892, p. 108, no. 2; acquired by Durand-Ruel as agent for Martin A. Ryerson (d. 1932), Chicago [according to copy of receipt in curatorial file]; by descent to his widow (d. 1937); bequeathed to the museum.