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Sculptured nativity scene

Plaster and resin cast, possibly taken from an older wood carving showing a nativity scene on the long face and an Annunciation and Joseph on either end. The reverse is hollow with rough resin marks. Shape suggests it is copied from a capital at the top of a pilaster. Formerly located in the Director's office.

Not available / given

Plaster cast of Madonna of Bruges (Madonna and Child)

  • PC/041
  • Item
  • Mid 19th century-early 20th century
  • Part of Plaster Casts

This item was lost in the fire in The Mackintosh Building at The Glasgow School of Art on 15th June 2018.

Figure of Mary with the infant Jesus. Original: Michelangelo, 1501-1504. Original currently in the Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk, Bruges, Belgium.

This item was damaged in the fire in the Mackintosh Building on 23rd May 2014. It underwent conservation and consolidation work in 2016.

Plaster cast of Mother and Child

  • PC/046
  • Item
  • Mid 19th century-early 20th century
  • Part of Plaster Casts

Roundel, surrounded by fruits. Original: Studio della Robbia, c1490. Glazed terracotta. Original currently in the collection of the National Gallery of Ancient Art in the Palazzo Barberini, Rome, Italy. Annotated "D Brucciani & Co London EC" and "325".

D Brucciani & Co

Plaster cast of section of architrave with vines and eagle in clipeus

  • PC/159
  • Item
  • Mid 19th century-early 20th century
  • Part of Plaster Casts

Original: Lorenzo Ghiberti, 1452. Bronze. Gates of Paradise, Baptistry di San Giovanni, Florence, Italy. Currently in the collection of the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Florence, Italy. In 2019, this item was conserved and now includes a central fragment, which was originally catalogued as a separate cast (PC/187).

Not available / given

Plaster cast of Virgin and Child

  • PC/047
  • Item
  • Mid 19th century-early 20th century
  • Part of Plaster Casts

Original: Andrea della Robbia, c1487. Blue and white tin-glazed terracotta. Florence, Italy. The original relief is believed to have been commissioned by Gabriele di Cambio de' Medici, whose marriage to Lucrezia di Alessandro Rondinelli took place in 1487-88. The style of the relief is related to that of Andrea del Verroccio.

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Plaster cast of Virgin and Child roundel

  • PC/049B
  • Item
  • Mid 19th century to early 20th century
  • Part of Plaster Casts

Original: Andrea della Robbia (1435-1525), c1470. Glazed terracotta in a carved and gilt wood frame. Virgin and Child with two cherub heads. Circular relief originally in blue and white enameled terracotta. The Virgin holds the Child standing on her right. She is represented half-length turned slightly to the left, supporting the Child in a standing posture beside her. He holds the end of her veil in his right hand. The eyes are painted in brown and black. Original currently in the collection of The National Museum of Bargello, Florence, Italy. Bears "Commission Royale Belge Atelier du Moulage, Bruxelles" maker's mark.

Commission Royale Belge Atelier du Moulage Bruxelles

Plaster cast of Virgin and Child roundel

  • PC/049C
  • Item
  • Mid 19th century-early 20th century
  • Part of Plaster Casts

Original: Andrea della Robbia (1435-1525), c1470. Glazed terracotta in a carved and gilt wood frame. Virgin and Child with two cherub heads. Circular relief originally in blue and white enameled terracotta. The Virgin holds the Child standing on her right. She is represented half-length turned slightly to the left, supporting the Child in a standing posture beside her. He holds the end of her veil in his right hand. The eyes are painted in brown and black. Original currently in the collection of The National Museum of Bargello, Florence, Italy. Annotated "D Brucciani & Co" and "324".

D Brucciani & Co

Plaster cast of Virgin and Child roundel

  • PC/049A
  • Item
  • Mid 19th century to early 20th century
  • Part of Plaster Casts

Original: Andrea della Robbia (1435-1525), c1470. Glazed terracotta in a carved and gilt wood frame. Virgin and Child with two cherub heads. Circular relief originally in blue and white enameled terracotta. The Virgin holds the Child standing on her right. She is represented half-length turned slightly to the left, supporting the Child in a standing posture beside her. He holds the end of her veil in his right hand. The eyes are painted in brown and black. Original currently in the collection of The National Museum of Bargello, Florence, Italy. Bears "D Brucciani & Co" maker's stamp. Annotated: "324".

D Brucciani & Co

Plaster cast of Mater Dolorosa

  • PC/052
  • Item
  • Mid 19th century-early 20th century
  • Part of Plaster Casts

Mater Dolorosa (Latin) refers to the Virgin Mary in relation to the sorrows in her life.

Not available / given

Plaster cast of angel

  • PC/201
  • Item
  • Mid 19th century-early 20th century
  • Part of Plaster Casts

This item was lost in the fire in The Mackintosh Building at The Glasgow School of Art on 23rd May 2014. Small statue of angel, original wings lost.

Not available / given

Plaster cast of baptismal font

  • PC/214
  • Item
  • Mid 19th century-early 20th century
  • Part of Plaster Casts

This item was lost in the fire in The Mackintosh Building at The Glasgow School of Art on 15th June 2018.

Gilt plaster circular font. Damage sustained when student put water into the cast.

Not available / given

Plaster cast of the Dead Christ Tended by Angels

  • PC/038
  • Item
  • Mid 19th century-early 20th century
  • Part of Plaster Casts

Original: Donatello, c1435–1443. Carved marble in low relief. Original currently in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK. previously incorrectly referenced as 'Pieta' meaning a depiction of the Virgin cradling Christ's body, due to similarity to Donatello's relief sculpture of the same subject and style.

Not available / given

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