The Annunciation, Master E. S.
Master E. S.
The Annunciation
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Master E. S.

The Annunciation, ca. 1455


Blatt
131 x 111 mm
Darstellung
129 x 111 mm
Physical Description
Engraving, drypoint
Inventory Number
54108
Object Number
54108 D
Acquisition
Acquired in 1873
Status
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

Texts

About the Work

Mary kneels in an interior that, however distorted in terms of perspective, conveys an atmosphere of intimacy and comfort. She has been reading—the devout book is still in her hand—when the Archangel Gabriel surprises her with his appearance. He holds a scroll in reference to the message he brings: Mary has been chosen to give birth to the Son of God. Like a sign of the Immaculate Conception, the Master E.S. has incorporated the Holy Spirit entirely into Mary’s halo.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
The Annunciation
Artist
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Engraving, drypoint
Material
Technique
Geographic Reference
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Nicht bezeichnet
Captions Added Later
Verso Stempel des Vermächtnisses Johann Karl Brönner, Frankfurt am Main (Lugt 307)
Verso Stempel des Städelschen Kunstinstituts, Frankfurt am Main (Lugt 2356), mit zugehöriger Inventarnummer
Watermark
  • Nicht vorhanden
Work Catalogues
  • Bevers 104.4
  • Geisberg Tafel 11 Blatt 16
  • Lehrs II.58.12
  • Passavant II.69.3

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Departement
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
Public Domain
Acquisition
Acquired in 1873

Work Content

Iconclass

Primary
  • 73A522 the Annunciation: Mary sitting
  • 11G184 the Archangel Gabriel

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10.04.2024