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The Annunciation and Nativity
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The Annunciation and Nativity

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Description The iconography of the Nativity reflects the influence of the 14th- and 15th-century writers who embroidered the stories of the birth and Passion of Christ with many picturesque details. According to the mystical visions of St. Bridget of Sweden, when Joseph held a candle near the New-born, its light was obscured by the child's divine radiance. Joseph, holding his candle, is seen here seated on the right.
Date Description Narrative
3/02/1961Treatmentcleaned; coated
5/21/1970Examinationexamined for condition
10/23/1984Examinationtechnical study
10/01/1987Examinationexamined for condition
Provenance Marcus Antocolsky, Paris, by purchase; Sale, Hotel Drouot, Paris, June 10, 1901; George Robinson Harding, London, 1901, by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, June 15, 1901, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1901

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ca. 1510 (Renaissance)
painted enamel on copper
Accession Number
8 1/8 x 14 5/8 in. (20.6 x 37.1 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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