Berlin: Dr. Eduard Simon (his sale, Galerie Paul Cassirer, Berlin, 10-11 October 1929, no. 32).
Clarence H. Mackay [1874-1938], Roslyn, New York; acquired from his estate by (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London and New York), by May 1940
Samuel H. Kress collection (1941 - 43)
The Child is equally refined. Modeled as a fully round figure, He twists toward the viewer in a graceful, balletic pose as He reaches for the edge of His Mother’s veil.
On the base, an inscription reads AVE MARIA GRATIA PLENA (“Hail Mary Full of Grace”).