Artist German
  • Virgin and Child Enthroned
Date ca. between 1470 and 1480
Medium limewood with traces of polychromy and gesso
Dimensions Overall: 42 1/2 × 24 3/8 × 12 1/2 inches (108 × 61.9 × 31.8 cm)
Credit Line City of Detroit Purchase
Accession Number 21.182
Department European Sculpture and Dec Arts
On View European: Medieval and Renaissance W232, Level 2 (see map)
Ralph Harman Booth [1873-1931] (Grosse Pointe, Michigan, USA);
1921-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Demmler, T. "German Gothic Sculptures in the Ralph N. [sic] Booth Collection, Detroit." Art in America 11, no. 4 (1923): pp. 64-70, (ill.) p. 164.

Stodulski, L.P. and V. J. Dorge, "Analysis of Materials from a Late Fifteenth-Early Sixteenth Century Polychromed Wood Sculpture." Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings. Vol. 185, Materials Issues in Art and Archeology, II. Pittsburgh, 1991, pp. 151-175.

Gillerman, D. Gothic Sculpture in America. Vol. II, The Museums of the Midwest. Turnhout, 2001, pp. 151-152; p. 151, no. 115 (ill.).