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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1930.48
People
Unidentified Artist
Title
Virgin and Child
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Our Lady of the Sigh
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
icon
Date
1775 - 1800
Places
Creation Place: Europe, Russia, Moscow
Culture
Russian
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/229223
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Tempera on panel covered with silver gilt with seed pearls and rhinestones
Dimensions
30.48 x 26.99 x 3.81 cm (12 x 10 5/8 x 1 1/2 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • manufacturer's mark: stamped: 1780 over C dot b - Stepan Belkin 1778 - 1788
    #2091 from Postnikova-Losseva, M.M., Platonova, N.G., Ulianova, B.L. "L'Orfèverie et la Bijouterie au XV-XX ss." Moscow: Edition "NAUKA" , 1983
  • manufacturer's mark: stamped: A dot O over B in trefoil stamp - assayer's mark 1777-1789
    #2135 from Postnikova-Losseva, M.M., Platonova, N.G., Ulianova, B.L. "L'Orfèverie et la Bijouterie au XV-XX ss." Moscow: Edition "NAUKA" , 1983
Provenance
Philip M. Lydig, Purchased in Russia, 1917, Bequest to Fogg Art Museum, 1930.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Philip M. Lydig
Accession Year
1930
Object Number
1930.48
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Figures of Madonna and Child completely encased in a frame of silver gilt engraved with raised halos. Madonna wears robe of red and blue tinsel lavishly decorated with pearls and rhinestones.

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