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Andrea della Robbia
Italian (Florence, 1435 - 1525 or 1528, Florence) Primary



Virgin and Children

Before 1896, after original of second half of the 15th century - first half of the 16th century
Ceramic

28 in. x 28 in. (71.12 cm x 71.12 cm)
Bequest of M. Carey Thomas, President of Bryn Mawr College, 1894-1922

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: Deanery.45
W.690 (Wyndham No.)
Geography: Classification:
Fine and Visual Arts; Sculptures; Terracottas
Collection: Deanery Collection

M. Carey Thomas, the first Dean and second President of Bryn Mawr College, lived in the Deanery from 1885 to 1933. She and her partner, Mary Elizabeth Garrett, who lived with her in the Deanery from 1904-1915, traveled extensively and collected art and furniture from around the world, particularly from Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, and Asian countries.

This plaque, which depicts the Virgin Mary and Christ Child, is one of the many works of religious art that were purchased to decorate the Deanery, which together represent many of the major world religions (including Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam). The ceramic plaque is a reproduction of a work by the Italian Renaissance artist Andrea della Robbia (1435-1525). It can be seen in early (ca. 1896) photographs of the Deanery, when it hung in a hallway on the first floor.

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