About This Artwork

Andrea della Robbia (Workshop of)
Italian, 1435-1525

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

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Publication History

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.

Ownership History

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.

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