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The Christ Child, c. 1500-1599

Unknown (Germany, Swabia - 16th century)

polychromed and gilt terracotta
55.9 x 45.7 x 24.1 cm
Purchased 1967
National Gallery of Canada (no. 15325)

Marks and Labels 

French custom label


French private collection or art market (?) [1]

– 1967/09
Artibus SA, Geneva, Switzerland [2]

1967/09 –
National Gallery of Canada, purchased from Artibus SA, Geneva, through Heim Gallery Ltd. (François Heim and Andrew Ciechanowieki), London, UK [3]


[1] A French customs label is affixed to the statue.

[2] According to the Heim Gallery stock books the work was on commission at the Heim Gallery, London, from Artibus S.A., Geneva [Heim Gallery records, 1965–1991, Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, USA, Commission book, 1966–1970, C-91004–202, ].

[3] The statue was included in Heim's summer exhibition of 1967 [“Recent Acquisitons in Paintings and Sculptures.” Heim Gallery, London, summer 1967, p. 15. cat. no. 37]. The NGC purchased the piece from Heim on August 22, 1967. Accession log [NGC curatorial file].

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