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The Annunciation

Description Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description For more information on this painting, please see Federico Zeri's 1976 catalogue no. 259, p. 384.
  • Old Mistresses: Women Artists of the Past. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1972.
  • Lavinia Fontana, 1552-1614. Museo Civico Archaeologico di Bologna, Bologna. 1994.
Provenance Marquess Filippo Marignoli, Rome and Spoleto, until 1898 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Marquess Francesco Marignoli, 1898 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Don Marcello Massarenti Collection, Rome, 1899 [mode of acquisition unknown] [1900 catalogue supplement: no. 36]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1902, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Transcription] On the base of the Virgin's chair: LAVINIA | FONT. FA[CIEBAT]
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters with the Massarenti Collection, 1902

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late 16th century (Renaissance)
oil on copper
(Painting & Drawing)
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Overall H: 14 1/8 × W: 10 11/16 in. (35.88 × 27.15 cm)
  • Italy (Place of Origin)
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Not On View


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