The Annunciation

The Annunciation 1470 - 1500

Meester van de Virgo inter Virgines

Room 34

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About this artwork

This composition showing the Annunciation is divided in two vertically. At the right an architectural setting is depicted. At the left we see Marie in a sleeping room. The Immaculate Conception is depicted by means of a ray of light containing a small child with a cross. At the tip of the ray of light the Holy Spirit is visualised in the form of a dove.

About the creator

Meester van de Virgo inter Virgines

werkzaam/active Delft circa 1470 - 1500

The name of this painter is unknown. We do know that a number of paintings are by him and that he possibly worked in Delft. At the start of the 20th-century, the art historian Friedlander attributed a small number of works to him and for want of anything better dubbed him 'Meester van de Virgo inter Virgines'. He derived this name from a painting showing Mary surrounded by four female saints. In a catalogue of works that appeared in 2004, 23 works were attributed to the master and, based on tests made on the wood, dated between 1468 and 1495.

Object details

material and technique: oil on panel
kind of object: painting
creditline: Verworven met de verzameling van / Acquired with the collection of: D.G. van Beuningen 1958
inventory number: 1568 (OK)