The Angel of the Annunciation, Carlo Crivelli
Carlo Crivelli
The Angel of the Annunciation
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Carlo Crivelli

The Angel of the Annunciation, 1482


Dimensions
36.4 x 44.5 x 2.2 cm
height (centre)
60.5 cm
width (upper)
45.6 cm
Physical Description
Poplar
Inventory Number
841
Acquisition
Acquired in 1832
Status
On display

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About the Work

The two immaculately preserved panels depict with great attention to detail the events leading to the Incarnation of Christ. Together with a Risen Christ (today in the Abegg-Foundation in Riggisberg), they originally served as the top sections of a four-part altarpiece which Crivelli painted in 1482 for a church in the town of Camerino, in the Italian region of Marche. The main panels of this polyptych, which was separated into its individual parts in the nineteenth century, showed the Madonna enthroned with the Child and Saints Peter and Dominic, as well as St Peter the Martyr and Venantius; the predella was decorated with further images of saints (today in Milan and Venice).

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Work Data

Basic Information

Title
The Angel of the Annunciation
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Poplar
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Bezeichnet auf dem unbemalten Tafelrand links: Il D[?] Camerino

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Picture Copyright
© Städel Museum, Foto: U. Edelmann
Acquisition
Acquired in 1832

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif
Persons Shown
Associated Persons and Institutions
Illustrated Passage
  • Bibel, Neues Testament, Lukas 1,26–38

Iconclass

Primary
  • 11G184 the Archangel Gabriel
Secondary

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15.05.2019