European Art
Artist: Unknown

Virgin and Child (from the church of Saint Martin of Angers)

ca. 1185–95

Polychrome limestone

139.7 × 43.1 × 42.5 cm, 759.78 kg (55 × 16 15/16 × 16 3/4 in., 1675 lb.)
Gift of Maitland F. Griggs, B.A. 1896
On view
French, Angers
12th century

Church of Saint-Martin at Angers (under the vaults in the east end of the church until June 1925); Maitland F. Griggs Collection, New York.


Susan B. Matheson, Art for Yale: A History of the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2001), 84–85, fig. 76.

Dorothy Gillerman, Gothic Sculpture in America: The New England Museums, 1 (New York: Garland Publishing, 1989), 310–14, no. 232, ill.

Konrad Hoffmann, The Year 1200: A Centennial Exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, February 12 through May 10, 1970, exh. cat. (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1970), 6–7, no. 8, ill.

Katherine Neilson and Andrew Carnduff Ritchie, Selected Paintings and Sculpture from the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1972), no. 117, ill.

Alan Shestack, ed., Yale University Art Gallery Selections (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1983).

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.