Artist Gerard David, Netherlandish, 1450-1523
Title
  • The Annunciation
Date ca. 1490
Medium Oil on oak panel
Dimensions Unframed: 13 11/16 × 9 3/16 × 1 inches (34.8 × 23.3 × 2.5 cm)
Framed: 17 × 12 11/16 × 2 3/8 inches (43.2 × 32.2 × 6 cm)
Credit Line City of Detroit Purchase
Accession Number 27.201
Department European Painting
On View European: Medieval and Renaissance W251, Level 2 (see map)
private collection (Russia);
Ernst Steinmayer (Cologne, Germany);
1923-1927, (Galerie Van Diemen, Berlin, Germany);
1927-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
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