Artist circle of Desiderio da Settignano, Italian, 1429/32 - 1464
Artist possibly Geri da Settignano, Italian, 1424-ca. 1470
Title
  • Young Woman
Date between 1460s and 1470s or 1490s
Medium Pietra serena with traces of paint
Dimensions Overall: 26 1/8 × 19 3/8 × 5 7/8 inches (66.4 × 49.2 × 14.9 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. Edsel B. Ford in memory of her husband
Accession Number 48.152
Department European Sculpture and Dec Arts
On View European: Medieval and Renaissance W232, Level 2 (see map)
possibly by 1591-until late 17th century, Baccio Valori, then Filippo Valori, Alessandro Vallori [d. 1687] (Borgo Albizi, Florence, Italy);
acquired by Niccolo Panciatichi (Palazzo of via Larga, Florence, Italy);
by 1868, Charles Timbal (Paris, France);
Baron Arthur de Schicker (Martinvast, Normandy, France);
(Duveen Brothers, New York, New York, USA);
Mr. and Mrs. Edsel B. Ford (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
1948-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts
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