About This Artwork


The Coronation of the Virgin, 15th century

Alabaster with polychromy and gilding
40 x 27.3 cm (20 1/2 x 13 in.)

Gift of the Antiquarian Society, 1912.1654

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago, The First One Hundred Years, April 29 - June 19, 1977, cat. 321.

Publication History

Antiquarian Society of the Art Institute of Chicago, American and European Decorative Arts: A Pictorial Review of Notable Objects in its Collections and Notes on the Society's Aims and History (Chicago, 1951), no. 60 (ill.).

Augusta S. Tavender, “Mediaeval English Alabasters in American Museums,” Speculum 30, 1 (1955), pp. 64-71, here 70, no. 57.

Dorothy Gillerman, ed., Gothic Sculpture in America, vol. 2: The Museums of the Midwest (Turnhout, Belgium, 2001), pp. 3-4, no. 2, ill.

Francis Cheetham, Alabaster Images of Medieval England (Rochester, N.Y., 2003), p. 104, no. 6.

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