UNKNOWN

The Christ Child

c. 1500-1599

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].

Artist
Title
The Christ Child
Date
c. 1500-1599
Medium
Sculpture
Materials
polychromed and gilt terracotta
Dimensions
55.9 x 45.7 x 24.1 cm
Nationality
German
Credit line
Purchased 1967
Accession number
15325