Annunciation of the Redemption

German (Bavaria)
About 1765–75
Ignaz Günther (German, 1725–1775)

Object Place: Europe, Germany, Bavaria


Overall: 47 x 47.3 x 10.2cm (18 1/2 x 18 5/8 x 4in.) Other (Virgin): 15.9 cm (6 1/4 in.) Other (Gabriel): 25.4 cm (10 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wood; pearwood

Not On View





Annunciation of the Redemption from Original Sin Polychromed pearwood. Modello for altar-piece on shaped green base with gilded leaf and dart moulding, 3 inserted detachable, carvings: Center, festooned green pillar, with Temptation in low relief on base, over gilded capital, clouds with bust of God Father holding Globe and wearing triangular halo, Cherub and Dove of the Holy Ghost. Left, seated reading Virgin in red robe and blue mantle. Right, Gabriel standing with upraised right arm, lilies in left hand, in green robe and red mantle. Both on voluted bases covered with clouds.


By 1967, Dr. Kurt Rossacher (b. 1918 - d. 1988), Salzburg, Austria; 1967, sold by Rossacher to the MFA. (Accession date: October 11, 1967)

Credit Line

Charles Amos Cummings Bequest Fund