The Annunciation (from the Life of the Virgin series)

Israhel van Meckenem (German, about 1440/45–1503)


Catalogue Raisonné

Lehrs 054; Hollstein-Koreny 54; Geisberg 20; Bartsch 34

Dimensions

Sheet: 26.6 x 18.2 cm (10 1/2 x 7 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.11756

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

in plate on banderole: AVE GRACIA PLENA; on vase at center left: SNARN

Signed

lower center below engraved border: . Israhel . V . M .

Markings

verso, in graphite: B34/G20; C7007; (2534)

Provenance

Aumüller Collection; 1917, purchased at auction by Paul Davidsohn (b. 1839 - d. 1927), Berlin; 1920, Davidsohn sale, Boerner, Leipzig, to Colnaghi (dealer) for the MFA; accessioned by the MFA in 1921 [Lehrs lists the MFA acquistion date incorrectly as 1929]

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund