Map Melford Hall
23.62 inches and almost 7 inches wide. Some parts of the robe are separate pieces of ivory attached to her side.
The earliest direct reference to the Madonna is from Sir William Hyde Parker’s unpublished family biography, finished in 1867. There he mentions that the ivory pieces in Melford Hall were taken from the Spanish galleon Santissima Trinidad, which his great grandfather,Admiral Sir Hyde Parker, 5th Bt (1714–1782), captured off of Manila in 1762.
Most likely 1762
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