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Annunciation to the Virgin
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Annunciation to the Virgin

Circa 1500

Attributed to Master of Edward IV (Flemish illuminator, active 1470-1500)

Formerly attributed to France (Paris) 16th century

Watercolour, gold leaf on paper

Height: 10.5 cm; Width: 7.3 cm;

Acquisition (source, method, date)
Wilde, Johannes (Dr); bequest; 1970

About this work
Page from a Book of Hours

French, Paris, around 1500

This image has been cut from a small Book of Hours, and shows the Angel Gabriel announcing the birth of Christ to the Virgin Mary; the beginnings of the phrase 'Ave Maria' (Hail Mary) are just readable in the tiny gold lettering coming from his mouth.

Bequeathed by Johannes Wilde 1970. (Permanent collection label)

Copyright: © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London

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