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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.
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.
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)